The USTA announced Bo Hodge and Chris Brandi have been chosen to lead the 2010 USTA Men’s and Jamea Jackson and Julia Scarince to lead the Women’s Summer Collegiate Teams, an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players that began in 1996 and is funded by the USTA.
The program is designed to provide players with valuable exposure to the USTA Pro Circuit in a team-oriented environment during the summer months. Jackson from Oklahoma State University and Scaringe from the University of Notre Dame will coach the women’s team, while the University of Alabama’s Bo Hodge and Chris Brandi from Baylor University, who also coached last year’s team, will lead the men’s team.
The teams, which will feature 12 participants each for the second consecutive year, will be named after the NCAA Championships in May. Team members will be selected based on performance at those championships as well as the ITA All-Americans and National Indoor Championships, and the final ITA National Rankings.
This summer, for the second straight year, USTA Player Development will host two Pro Tour Transition camps – one for the men, one for the women – for the selected players. The men’s camp will be held June 21-24 on clay courts in Boca Raton, Fla., while the women’s camp will be conducted June 27 – July 1 on hard courts in Boca Raton.
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