TOC National Championship underway in Orlando; NC State named Club of the Year

Dan Pyser | April 07, 2022

Ahead of the 2022 USTA Tennis On Campus (TOC) National Championships getting underway Thursday at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., North Carolina State University was named Club of the Year and Northern Arizona’s Kaitlyn Moorehead was honored as Leader of the Year. 


The TOC National Championships serves as the year-end competition for the 64 best co-ed intramural and club tennis teams from colleges and universities across that have advanced through USTA Section Championship play or have received automatic bids to this year’s tournament. The event is being held for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic and returns to the USTA National Campus for the first time since 2018.


The NC State club team experienced incredible growth during the 2021-22 school year, with more than 250 students attending tryouts. With a core roster of approximately 120 players, the club set out to create a number of playing opportunities for all interested players, including setting up a database to find practice partners as well as partnering with the Raleigh Tennis Association to launch a local doubles league. The club finished in first place amongst all campus organizations in NC State’s annual Homecoming “Red and White Week” community-involvement challenge and a number of players volunteer as local youth tennis coaches. On the court, the club hosted a regional TOC event featuring 24 teams and more than 200 student-athletes, and the team would go to finish second at the USTA Southern Section Championships to earn a spot in this year’s TOC National Championships. 


“Out of all our club’s accomplishments over the past few years, this 2022 USTA TOC Club of the Year award is one that I’m most proud of, not only personally but more so for the entire NCSU Club Tennis program,” said Adam Goers, a senior from Harrisburg, N.C., and the current club president. “This program has provided countless opportunities for members to find their purpose, create lifelong friends and make an impact, which is something incredibly unique that you don’t see in many student organizations.”

NAU club president Kaitlyn Moorehead

Kaitlyn Moorehead is a senior from Scottsdale, Ariz., and joined the Northern Arizona club tennis program as a freshman after a decorated high school tennis career that included being part of two state championship-winning teams. After taking on the role of treasurer and managing the team’s finances during her pandemic-shortened sophomore season, Moorehead took over as club president for her senior year.


As president, she managed all aspects of the club, including maintaining both the competitive and recreational rosters as well as scheduling practices and organizing travel. Moorehead spearheaded the team’s cross country trip to compete at a TOC Fall Invitational event in North Carolina and, while on the road for a tournament in New Mexico, she helped handle a medical emergency involving one of her teammates. 


“The position of club president requires a huge amount of time and commitment, but it is also extremely rewarding as it often reminds me why I enjoy playing tennis and being part of a team,” said Moorehead.”


The USTA Tennis On Campus program features more than 14,000 college students competing nationwide in intramural and intercollegiate coed club play. Since its inception in 2000, Tennis On Campus has grown significantly and today is played on more than 300 college campuses.

Seven schools are making their debuts at the TOC National Championship this week in Orlando: American University, Appalachian State, Fordham University, University of Denver, University North Dakota, University of  Toledo and University of Utah


Developed by the USTA in partnership with NIRSA and World TeamTennis, the Tennis On Campus program gives college students the opportunity to build leadership skills, network in a coed sports environment and compete on a college team without the rigors of playing in a varsity program. With year-round match play and regional and national championship competition, students maintain active and healthy lifestyles through their college years. 


Visit the Tennis On Campus website for complete results, stories and photos.

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