The Experience of a Lifetime

The Canadian University Tennis Championships is an annual event held on-site during the National Bank Open presented by Rogers. The tournament runs in both Toronto and Montreal with the men’s draw alternating cities alongside the ATP event and the women’s draw alternating cities alongside the WTA event. Players receive first class treatment and a variety of additional benefits, including:

Stay up to date with the most recent results, pictures and more on the Tennis Canada University Athletes Facebook page.

2019 provided another championships to remember as schools from across the country took to the courts at the Sobeys Stadium and IGA Stadium. Check out the results on our tournament portal.

Consult the complete list of past champions.


What is the AUTL?

The Atlantic University Tennis League (AUTL) is a competitive league that plays in a co-ed format throughout the academic year. Universities compete against one another with the aim of claiming the regional title: the Nestor Cup held in Halifax. The AUTL hosts three tournaments each year:

Teams are made up of a minimum of three men and three women. Ties consist of a men’s and women’s doubles match followed by a No. 1 and No. 2 singles match for both men and women as well as a mixed doubles match. The first team to secure four victories wins. Seeding for the League Finals is based off the results of the regular season.

The AUTL consists of seven University teams:

  • St. Mary’s University
  • Dalhousie University
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Memorial University
  • Acadia University
  • St. Francis Xavier University

Why the AUTL?

The AUTL is committed to helping all athletes excel at their chosen degrees. Many of our players are enrolled in challenging under-graduate or post-graduate studies and can succeed as a result of our flexible practice schedules, weekend-only tournaments, and a league schedule designed to avoid the busiest times in the school year. We offer an atmosphere where academics always take precedent!

The AUTL is open to all players, regardless of experience. Players are separated by skill level to ensure competitive play and efficient learning. Beginners are encouraged to participate if they have an interest in learning the sport or improving their basic skills. Advanced players practice separately in order to further develop their game and compete against players at a similar level.

The goal of the AUTL is to grow into a tennis league with Atlantic University Sport (AUS). The AUS is a regional membership association for universities in Atlantic Canada, assisting in coordinating competition between their university-level athletic programs and providing contact information, schedules, results, and releases about those programs and events to the public and the media. The AUS, which covers Canada east of the province of Quebec, is one of four such bodies that are members of the country’s governing body for university athletics, U SPORTS.