Tennis Coaches Corner


Summer Update 2015

Aug. 1, 2015

Motion: Increase the Tennis postseason roster maximum from 10 to 12. DENIED

Motion: Move the championship format to include a back draw. A back draw will only be played for the first round losers and when a team reaches 5 the match will be clinched. DENIED 

Motion: Increase the amount of raters’ conference calls to 3 per season (one preseason, one mid-season, and one end of season). APPROVED

Motion: Raters will be required to participate in each of the raters’ conference calls or in the event of a conflict, find an appropriate substitute to fill-in, represent and participate. If a rater does not attend the call, they will not receive national ratings that week. DENIED

Motion: All teams will be required to input their match scores into the ITA website within 48 hours of match completion to be eligible for ranking consideration. DENIED

New Motion: All teams will be required to input their match scores into the ITA website. APPROVED

Motion: NAIA Coaches Associations must have a quorum (at least 50% of eligible voters) in order for a sport motion to be heard by the National Administrative Council. All voting will be completed using an online process following the business meeting in order to ensure all head coaches have an opportunity to vote. Motions will still be presented and discussed at the Annual Business meeting. If desired, a “straw poll” can be taken by those present to determine if a motion will be opened for vote to the full coaches association. APPROVED

 Declaration of Intent If a Varsity program will not fulfill the Declaration of Intent commitment, the deadline to undeclare is four weeks prior to the start of postseason competition. 

Postseason Team Rosters Postseason rosters will be filled out via the SIDHelp admin website. You must have an account in order to fill out a postseason roster. If you don't have an account, please sign up and create your won. Your access will be granted (usually) within 24 hours.

Reporting Statistics - All official game statistics must be submitted by each institution within 72 hours of completion of a contest via Dakstats Websync. Should a member institution fail to file statistical information on any athlete for two consecutive weeks or a total of four weeks during the national statistical reporting period; the institution shall be penalized in the following manner: The first violation will be a warning. A second violation (first penalty), will be a $500 fine. The third violation will be a $1,000 fine and a loss of postseason awards. the fourth violation will be a $1,000 fine and will be addressed at the discretion of the Council.

Reporting Results- In order for schools to be eligible for ratings, results from contestes must be reported to the NAIA Scoreboard within 24 hours of the completion of the contest.

Official Ball -
The Pro Penn Marathon ball is the official tennis ball of the NAIA. 


Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award - April 29

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - April 29

All-American Awards - May 4

Champions of Character Individual Award - April 27

Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2016

A full list of the NAIA National Awards can be found on the Forms Page


National Office Event Manager: Hannah Harmon 


President: Kai Fong, Lewis-Clark State College  
Vice President: Dan Erickson, Cornerstone University 
Secretary: Jennifer Sackman, Reinhardt University 
Past President: Jose Martinez, Warner University 
NAC Liaison: Dr. Darin Wilson, Georgia Gwinnett University

ITA Coaches Convention - December 12-15, 2015 - Naples, FL
NAIA-TCA Business Meeting
- May 16, 2016 - Mobile, AL MINUTES


5-Year Calendar  |  National Awards & Forms | Men's Qualification Plan | Women's Qualification Plan 

Coaches Manual (August 2015)
Includes Important Dates, Postseason Competition, Postseason Rosters, Reporting Results & Statistics, NAIA-TCA Standing Committees, Tennis Rating Manual, Leadership Responsibilities, In-Game Statistics Worksheet, Statistics Summary, NAIA-TCA Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-TCA Constitution, National Championship Bracket



Weekly ratings will be posted online by 5:00pm (central) on Tuesdays. Ratings include games played Monday through Sunday.

The 2016 Men's and Women's ratings dates are:

Preseason - Jan. 26
Rating #1 - Feb. 16
Rating #2 - Mar. 1
Rating #3 - Mar. 15
Rating #4 - Mar. 29
Rating #5 - Apr. 12
Rating #6 - Apr. 26
Final Rating - May 8
Postseason - May 25

National Player of the Week nominations are due on Tuesdays by noon (central). Nominations must be submitted by the conference/independenct SID/contact and filled out completely in SIDHelp 


Potential Qualifier Packet (General Info, Opening Round, Final Site.) Potential qualifier information is available four to six weeks prior to the championship.


Stat Training Videos
Live Stats/Webcasting How-To Guide
All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards


The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is the governing body of college tennis. With more than 1,700 coach members, the organizatin represents more than 1,200 institutions through all divisions of intercollegiate athletics.


Character-Driven Coaching Course — All new NAIA coaches must complete the course within the first 60 days from the effective date of employment.

Conduct in Competition Guide Procedures for all NAIA Contests  — This guide offers practical recommendations for home and visiting insititution review of their responsibilities before, during and after the game to meet the NAIA standards for behavior during all NAIA competition.

Open Dates — free online posting service for NAIA members to advertise or search for open competition dates to compete their regular season.

Participation Certificate Template - Word document to help print student athletes' names on the NAIA Championship Participant Certificates.