Beginning in April of last year, Sports Interiors entered into a partnership with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) to educate their member Universities about the benefits of our LED Tennis Lighting System and our shared vision of focusing on the betterment of tennis. I wanted to share our company’s experiences of working with the ITA and delivering on that mutual vision.
The ITA is the governing body of college tennis and oversees both men’s and women’s varsity tennis for NCAA Division I,II,III, NAIA and Junior/Community College divisions. For the numbers people out there, the ITA oversees 15,000+ student athletes, 1,300 coaches, 1,700 teams, and 1,500 officials. Additionally, they administer both the rankings program and awards for players, coaches, and teams for their accomplishments on and off the court. I have been fortunate enough to have interacted with the ITA as a collegiate tennis player and as a partner which has provided me with a unique perspective of their organization and personnel. The people at the ITA are truly wonderful to work with as they are extremely personable and are passionate about the game of tennis. The communication, coordination, and planning we receive from them as a partner creates a very dynamic opportunity for our company to educate the ITA’s member Universities about our LED Tennis Lighting System.
Our partnership has led to us beginning to work with Universities as we just completed an implementation of both our LED Tennis Lighting and Reflective Ceiling Liner at the University of Illinois’ Atkins Tennis Center. It’s a huge privilege to work with the University of Illinois who has some of the best tennis programs in the country. Through our partnership with the ITA, it helped create the opportunity for us to work with Illinois on their indoor tennis facility. Our LED Tennis Lighting System and Reflective Ceiling Liner helps to drive home our shared vision of improving the experience of college tennis. We look forward to continuing to partner with the ITA and to serve the needs of collegiate indoor tennis facilities.
For more information on the ITA, visit the ITA website at www.itatennis.com, like the ITA on Facebook or follow @ITA_Tennis on Twitter and Instagram.