After a last-minute change, Chattanooga is now set to host the NCAA DIII Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships at the Champions Tennis Club on May 24-30. The championship was originally scheduled to take place in Claremont, Ca., but is moving due to Covid-19 restrictions.
This week, the NCAA chose Chattanooga as the new site, which will have an anticipated $1.1 million economic impact on Hamilton County. The competition format includes singles, doubles and team championships.
"Our team's efforts from hosting this event in 2017 helped us secure this short-term opportunity with NCAA," said Tim Morgan, chief sports officer of Chattanooga Sports, a division of Chattanooga Tourism Co.
Chattanooga Sports also credits successful partnerships with the University of the South, City of Chattanooga Youth and Family Development and the Chattanooga Tennis Association as key to hosting this year’s event.
The University of the South is the championship’s host institution.
While the last time Chattanooga hosted the tournament was in 2017, the Scenic City won the bid for 2026, which was announced last October.