TEMPE, Az. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is excited to announce today the selections of SMU and Baylor as the co-hosts for the 2025 and 2026 ITA Division I Men’s National Team Indoor Championship and Illinois and Northwestern as the co-hosts for the 2025 and 2026 ITA Division I Women’s National Team Indoor Championship.

As announced in yesterday’s ITA press release “Format Changes Announced for the 2025 and 2026 ITA Division I National Team Indoor Championships”, two host schools within 200 miles of each other will now share host responsibilities for the Indoor Championships to enhance the in-person viewing experience, the student-athlete experience, as well as the broadcast production throughout the entire event.

For the women, Illinois and Northwestern will welcome the best teams in Division I Women’s Tennis to Champaign and Evanston in 2025 and 2026 for what will be an unforgettable experience for both student-athletes and fans alike. 

“We are thrilled to be selected to host the ITA National Women’s Indoor Championships in Champaign in 2025 and 2026,” proclaimed Illinois Women’s Tennis Head Coach Evan Clark. “We would like to thank Dave Mullins, Cory Brooks, and the entire ITA Staff for providing the University of Illinois the opportunity to host such a prestigious event on our campus.”

Clark continues, “We believe we have the facility, staff, and community to put on a world-class event that highlights the best of what women’s college tennis has to offer. We are confident with our extensive experience hosting National Championships that we will once again provide a wonderful experience for the student-athletes and coaches competing in the event. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the University of Illinois and Champaign in 2025 and 2026.”

During these two years, Northwestern will be designated as the final site and will host both semifinal matches as well as the finals at its facility. 

“We are thrilled that we’ll be hosting the newly formatted National Indoor Championships,” exclaimed Northwestern Women’s Tennis Head Coach Claire Pollard. “Our primary goal is to ensure that every student-athlete participating has a truly extraordinary experience. We’re aiming to rally the entire Chicagoland tennis community behind this event, creating an electric atmosphere for all the teams involved. With six courts in a row, newly renovated locker rooms, and a state-of-the-art video scoreboard, we’re confident this championship will be unforgettable. A heartfelt thank you to the ITA for this incredible opportunity. We simply can’t wait for February 2025 to arrive!”

For the men, Baylor and SMU will be the two co-hosts for the 2025 and 2026 ITA Division I Men’s National Team Indoor Championships. Utilizing two great facilities, both Baylor and SMU are sure to put on a tremendous event over these next two years.

“Our university and athletic department are thrilled to have the opportunity to host the ITA’s premier men’s collegiate tennis event over the next couple of years,” stated Baylor Men’s Tennis Head Coach, Michael Woodson. “We are looking forward to the chance to lay a great foundation for the new format of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. These student-athletes deserve the best treatment in all aspects as they compete for titles amongst the nation’s best. Baylor Men’s Tennis will work hard, with our dedicated staff and in tandem with SMU, to put on the best Indoor Championships to date.”

Similarly, to Northwestern on the women’s side, SMU will be tabbed as the final site and will host both semifinal matches as well as the final from the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex.

“On behalf of SMU, the city of Dallas, and Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex, we are thrilled to welcome the nation’s best to Dallas for ITA Men’s National Team Indoor Championships,” noted SMU Men’s Tennis Head Coach, Grant Chen. “It is the crown jewel in the ITA calendar and we are honored to showcase our facility and town. Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex was designed with the vision to bring world-class events of all levels to SMU and we will continue to bring that to light. College tennis is a tremendous fan-friendly sport with nonstop action and it will surely be five great days of tennis.”

The ITA is looking forward to continuing to elevate one of the top events in all of college tennis over these next few years and is proud to showcase the highest level of college tennis in major markets such as Chicago and Dallas.

More details about the upcoming ITA Division I Men’s and Women’s National Team Indoor Championships will be released in the months to come. Please keep an eye on the Division I Men’s National Team Indoor Event Page or the Division I Women’s National Team Indoor Event Page for all of the latest information. 

About The ITA: The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is the governing body of college tennis and a coaches association, both an advocate and an authority for the sport and its members. The ITA is committed to serving college tennis and returning the leaders of tomorrow while promoting both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, founded in 1956, is comprised of more than 2,000 men’s and women’s varsity tennis teams representing more than 1,250 institutions, while administering numerous regional and national championships, and the ITA/Tennis Point College Tennis Rankings for 20,000 college varsity student-athletes across five levels of play. The ITA also bolsters an industry-leading awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership, and sportsmanship. Keep up with all of the excitement around college tennis by visiting WeAreCollegeTennis.com and following the ITA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and LinkedIn.

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