The ITA announces an exciting new partnership with Oracle, in which Oracle will serve as the title sponsor for three major programs as part of the Oracle Collegiate Tennis Tour, administered by the ITA.
This special sponsorship agreement is highlighted by the inaugural Oracle/ITA Masters, hosted by Malibu Racquet Club from Sept. 18-20, 2015. The Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings and Oracle/ITA Outing & Awards Luncheon are also integral parts of the Oracle Collegiate Tennis Tour.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the Oracle Collegiate Tennis Tour and to be supporting these rising tennis stars,” said Oracle CEO Mark Hurd. “This program is just one of the many ways Oracle is supporting college students and universities nationwide. Our partnership with the ITA gives us another opportunity to invest in college students who are key to Oracle’s future.”
“Partnering with Oracle, given its extraordinary resources and worldwide recognition, will be transformative for the ITA and college tennis in general,” executive director David A Benjamin said. “Oracle already has a major presence in the tennis world and we are thrilled with its growing commitment to the college game.”
“I’m most excited about people seeing great college tennis,” Trey Waltke, General Manager of the Malibu Racquet Club and former standout for California men’s tennis, said. “College tennis is the best example in all of tennis of the competitive spirit, even more so than the pros. It’s fierce, and we’d like to showcase that at our club. It will be so beneficial to have the energy of college tennis players at the club. We’ve been looking for a vehicle like this for some time now. It’s infectious to watch great tennis.