Exceptional community involvement and a competitive group of players have earned the UCF Tennis Club the Tennis on Campus Club of the Year award.

The award is presented annually by the United States Tennis Association to the college or university club team that has demonstrated sustained excellence and a commitment to giving back to its local community.

With more than 100 recreational and competitive players, the UCF Tennis club has developed strong ties with a variety of local charities, including Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity and the American Cancer Society.

Members of the competitive team practice a minimum of 3 times a week and compete in statewide and local competitions. Recently, they placed third at the USTA National Collegiate Championship.

“The University of Central Florida is a perfect example of a model Tennis On Campus program,” said Glenn Arrington, national program manager for USTA Tennis On Campus.