Why BYU Men's Tennis
The Cougars enjoy some of the finest tennis facilities in the country. A $1 million renovation of the outdoor courts in 1995 gave BYU 14 fully lighted courts with full backdrops. The courts are set in banks of two or four for easy viewing.
The four indoor courts have one of the best lighting systems in the country and cushioned chair-back seats for comfortable viewing. The facility has been the training grounds for over 30 All-Americans over the years. The indoor facility plays host to BYU home matches during the winter months and in case of inclement weather.
The 2022-23 season will be Coach Porter's third year as head coach for the Cougars and his 36th as a collegiate head coach. With 1,432 career victories as of May 1, 2022, he is the winningest coach in collegiate tennis history. Porter's teams have 11 national championships, and he has been named ITA National Coach of the Year six times. In addition to his success at the collegiate level, Porter has coached Olympic gold medalists and Australian and Wimbledon champions. Porter's current role at BYU has him back at his alma matter, he played basketball and tennis for the Cougars from 1973-1975.
BYU has a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center with nearly 10,000 feet of working space that ranks among the best in the nation. It features 106 workout stations, accommodating athletes of all sports.
BYU's strength and conditioning staff includes certified athletic trainers, a sports physical therapist, a team physician, team orthopedic surgeons and a wide variety of other medical specialists. The staff has experienced excellent results through its computer-analyzed combination of a strict weight and conditioning program, a carefully planned diet and sufficient rest.
Brigham Young University, the largest private university in the nation, has an outstanding academic reputation and a high commitment to athletics.
BYU has a strong commitment to graduation, with a full-time Academic Advisement staff and mentor and tutor programs. The university is also a member of the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.
Many of BYU's student athletic competitions are broadcast on BYUtv, which is available in over 50 million homes nationwide through 154 cable TV providers. Various apps also allow viewers to stream BYUtv for free on a variety of platforms. The network is expanding throughout the world, gaining viewers in England, Europe, and Latin America.
BYU routinely faces some of the top tennis programs in the country. Fellow WCC members San Diego and Pepperdine finished the 2021-22 season ranked in the top 25 nationally. Beginning with the 2023-24 season, the Cougars will play in the Big 12 Conference, which had three teams in the top 15 of the ITA's end of year rankings for 2021-22.