🎾 2020 ITA Kickoff Weekend
The 12th Annual Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kickoff Weekend takes place January 24-27, 2020 at 26 different facilities across the country. During that weekend, 60 teams per gender will travel to 15 host sites to participate, with four host schools having earned the right to host both genders (North Carolina, Stanford, Texas, and UCLA). Host sites were selected based on the final 2018-2019 Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings.
Each of the 15 regional host institutions, per gender, will welcome three other teams for a single-elimination event, with the winners advancing to the National Team Indoors. The Wisconsin men and the Illinois women will serve as hosts for the National Team Indoors in 2020, guaranteeing them an automatic bid into the championships.
The ITA Kickoff Weekend is unique in college athletics in that each regional is determined via the Kickoff Weekend Draft, where each team selects which regional they wish to participate in. Selections are made in order of the final 2018-2019 Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings. The women’s Kickoff Weekend Draft was held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 12 pm – 3 pm EST, with the men’s Kickoff Weekend Draft following on Thursday, June 6, 2019.