ZAMA Health: ITA Partnership

TEMPE, Az. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association “ITA” is pleased to announce that it has named ZAMA Health the Official Student Athlete Well-being Partner of the ITA. This partnership with ZAMA Health, an athlete health platform, will bring mental health and wellness resources to student-athletes within college tennis at every level of our sport. 

Designed specifically for college athletes, ZAMA Health offers self-guided modules which aim to maximize performance goals and improve mental health. ZAMA Health also offers members the opportunity to anonymously join communities within the platform. Here, users can connect with others who have lived through similar experiences as what they might be going through and receive support and insights to help with their own journey.

“We were delighted to learn about a powerful tool designed to empower student-athletes with strategies to manage the myriad pressures they encounter daily,” stated ITA COO, David Mullins. “ZAMA Health has effectively pinpointed the means to foster widespread adoption and sustained utilization of these strategies among student-athletes. The ITA is proud to include the ZAMA Health app within our comprehensive benefits package for college tennis programs, and I urge all coaches to disseminate these invaluable resources to their student-athletes and staff members.”

In addition to the resources available to student-athletes through ZAMA, the platform will also offer courses to coaches and staff which will help them better identify and refer their athletes who might be struggling with their mental health to the proper outlets and therapists.

Co-Founded by Brendan Sullivan, ZAMA was developed based on the personal experiences of a college athlete as Sullivan, prior to creating ZAMA, was a captain of the track team at Yale University where he recognized many of the missing resources available to fellow teammates that might be needing additional mental health support. 

“We are incredibly excited to support ITA’s more than 3,000 coaches and 20,000 student athletes across all NCAA divisions,” proclaimed ZAMA Co-Founder, Brendan Sullivan. “Working closely with the ITA Student-Athlete Council has provided essential insights into how to best serve student athlete needs and the tennis community more specifically. We look forward to working further with the ITA and the Student-Athlete Council in growing this historic partnership.”

Sullivan has also spent time talking directly with the ITA Student-Athlete Council to gain a further understanding of the needs of college tennis players. The input and guidance of the ITA Student-Athlete Council has been a key factor in the development and success of this game changing mental health partnership between ZAMA and the ITA.

This partnership will be crucial in supporting the well being and long term success of college tennis and the student-athletes that compete in our sport. With ZAMA, the ITA will continue to build on its transformative purpose of “positively transforming lives through tennis”. 

About ZAMA Health:  ZAMA is an athlete mental health and wellness platform, which has been specifically designed to support collegiate athletes and staff through educational programming and self guided modules, peer to peer support, and custom integrations with on campus-resources. ZAMA partners directly with athletic departments to help them meet the NCAA’s requirements around mental health best practices. Additionally, ZAMA collaborates with clinics across the country to provide athletic departments with direct access to therapy and psychiatry services when necessary. For more information, check out ZAMA’s website at, follow ZAMA on LinkedIn and Instagram, or email the team at [email protected].

About the ITA: The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is the governing body and coaches association of college tennis, both an advocate and an authority for the sport and its members. Comprised of 1,260 colleges and universities, 20,000 student-athletes, 1,700 varsity programs, 3,000 coaches, and 1,350 college tennis officials, the ITA empowers college tennis coaches at all levels to deliver vibrant tennis programs that are vital to their college communities and transformational to their student-athletes. Follow the 2023-24 college tennis season on the ITA website and ITA social channels on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.

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