If you have read some of our previous articles, you will know that U.S. college sports generate a lot of money. Especially college football and college basketball are highly lucrative. For each university, these two sports bring in millions of dollars, which are spent on universities’ other sports programs such as soccer, tennis or track and field.
In 2019, The U.S. Department of Education released a document that shows the 2017 college tennis expenditures of 279 men’s and women’s tennis programs. Added up, the universities spent over 409 million dollars on college tennis! The money was spent in forms of athletic scholarships, coaches’ salaries, and operational expenses such as gear, travel and facilities.
The top men’s tennis program spender was Wake Forest University at $1,813,073.00. Wake Forest finished the 2018/2019 season at #2 in the country.
Wake Forest Tennis Facility
The top women’s program spender was Vanderbilt University at $1,607,583.00. Vanderbilt finished the 2018/2019 season at #8 in the country.
Vanderbilt Tennis Facility
Our very own Slamstox tennis players Sander Jong, who plays at Texas Christian University, and Laurens Verboven, who played at University of Southern California, both are lucky enough to play for a school with an incredible budget of over 1 million dollars per year!
Do you, just like them, want to combine your sport and studies at a university in the United States? Contact us and let’s start living the dream!