Bern capitals, lausanne owls and basel dragons join the league
We are excited to welcome 3 new teams. Just one year ago, there was nothing. No teams, no competition and no opportunities for motivated tennis playing student athletes. Today, there is more then 150 players and 8 teams involved in this excited competition. Not just any players, but some of the best talent in the country. Season 2023/24 will be special, because 8 teams will be separated into 2 conferences, west and east. Best 2 teams from each conference will qualify and fight for the trophy in Play Off's, which will take place at the end of April.
watch the league from anywhere
17.10.2023 GREAT NEWS! League matches will be live streamed. KITRIS.TV will make sure, that anyone can watch the matches live from anywhere in the world. There will also be an option for interested players to buy and analyse their own match. We are excited!
final 2 rounds of utl season 2022/23 were played in tenero
30.04.2023 | Last two rounds of UTL played at 2023 official Swiss University Games in Tenero. This national event was organised by Swiss University Sports. 900 students and volunteers from all over Switzerland competed on the beautiful sports grounds of Tenero. The universities and colleges compete against each other in various disciplines and compete for the title of "Swiss Universities Champion". UTL with its teams from St Gallen, Zurich and Lucerne was part of this national event. Read more here...
HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE in WINterthur
23.10.2022 | First official University Team League Match in Swiss history has been played last Sunday in beautiful WinTennis arena.
Zurich Flyers 14 vs 8 Lucerne Lakers
Although team Zurich Flyers didn't come with their strongest players, their large roster full of quality players made them seem as favourites. Team Lucerne Lakers didn't give them anything for free and who knows what would happen if Merlin Eisele from Lucerne wouldn't double faulted on deciding point. The match score could have been 7:8. After Cameron Alexander won this important match, Flyers won 5 out of 8 matches and secured their first victory 14:8. Even though Lucerne Lakers came without their strongest player, they left a very good impression.
Zurich Lions 19 vs 3 St Gallen Bears
In second match of the day, have Zurich Lions as home team faced St Gallen Bears. St Gallen has a long history in running their University Tennis Team. Bears came with the team strengthen by 4 new players. Even though Bears were fighting hard and did not give Lions any point for free, Lions were in control of the match from the beginning until the end. Lions won their first match 19:3.
UTL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT 2022
11.9.2022 | 40 motivated student-athletes, nice weather, good food, and great atmosphere created by DJ and spectators who watched some quality tennis. This describes the very first UTL event, which just happened at beautiful ASVZ University Tennis Facility in Zurich. Since most of the foreign players don't have Swiss ranking, the results from this tournament will allow us to create a pre-season ranking. Read more...
TEAM GENEVA EAGLES JOINS UTL
15.8.2022 | First team from the West conference to play UTL. Team Geneva with its line up full of quality becomes the 5th registered team in the league.
first scholarships for tennis in switzerland
Pleased to announce, that Lemann Foundation will support Zurich Lions University Tennis Team with partial scholarships for their athletic excellence. Zurich Lions are a pilot team created to test what can be done in European conditions (specifically in Switzerland).
pathway for juniors
It's all about creating opportunities. Swiss juniors lack competition of similar age and playing level, encounter and chance to compare with their international peers. University tennis centres should partially solve these issues by providing top local U16-U18 juniors with opportunity to compete / train with university team players on regular basis and for free!
GETTING READY for 2022
The year 2022 will be a turning point for university tennis in Switzerland. We expect to have 2-3 strong University teams from Switzerland which will be joined by one top university team from each of the surrounding countries.