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Fear in Tennis

Tennis is an eye-to-eye combative sport. Unlike team sports or individual sports, tennis is an one-on-one combative contest of wills, stamina and skill. In this respect, tennis stimulates a part of the brain that is millions of years old and which evolved to ensure our survival in a primitive hostile environment - and it causes Fear. Story

 
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9/02 Fear in Tennis
9/01 Tennis Recruiting Welcomes the Class of 2021
8/29 Americans Poised to Shine in US Open Junior Championships
8/28 Best Wishes, Class of 2014
8/26 Blue Chip Victor Pham Commits to Columbia
 
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College tennis is a goal for many players and parents, and they should learn about the recruiting process. Weil Tennis Academy is proud to sponsor Recruiting 101 - with articles about recruiting, eligibility, and more.

   
 
 USTA/ITA CAMPUS SHOWDOWNS
Campus Showdowns are one-day, short-format tournaments open to juniors, college players, professionals, and adults. These events give junior players a chance to compete against college competition on a college campus.
 
 
DateType/LocationSchool/Contact
9/06 Coed Showdown
Denver, CO
MSU Denver
D. Hangstefer
9/06 Coed Showdown
Delaware, OH
Ohio Wesleyan
Tom Drabczyk
9/06 Coed Showdown
Campbellsville, KY
Campbellsville
Kyle Caven
9/13 Coed Showdown
Wichita, KS
Wichita State
Colin Foster
9/20 Women's Showdown
Claremont, CA
CMS
David Schwarz
 
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INSIDE COLLEGE TENNIS
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THE LATEST FROM ZOOTENNIS
9/02 Vikhlyantseva Upsets Top Seed Bellis, No. 2 Seed Ostapenko Ousted in US Open Girls Draw; Four US Boys Reach Round of 16
9/01 Fritz, Opelka Win Tough Opening Round Matches, Donaldson Cruises; Qualifier Dolehide, Top Seed Bellis Advance in Girls Draw at US Open
8/31 Six Americans Advance on Hot and Humid First Day of the US Open Junior Championships
8/30 Dolehide Joins 35 Other US Juniors in Main Draw of US Open; Ruse, Santillan Sweep Repentigny Grade 1 Titles
8/29 My US Open Junior Preview; Six American Juniors Reach Final Round of Qualifying at US Open; Mmoh and Tiafoe's Week with Pros Comes to End
 
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
Gorin Tennis is excited to sponsor Roundtable Articles - featuring comments from top coaches and recent graduates on various recruiting topics.
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JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
Bishops Gate Tennis Academy is proud to present preview and wrap-up articles of top junior tennis tournaments from around the country.
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The USTA's Tennis On Campus program is designed to provide college students with opportunities for team camaraderie, social networking, and rivaled competition through tennis without the rigors of a varsity program.
 
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COLLEGE TEAMS
Solfire is the proud sponsor of Recruiting Class Rankings for college tennis teams. Check out the top classes from across the country - and see how your team stacks up.
Top Men's Classes
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UNC Wilmington8CAA
George Washington5A 10
Georgia4SEC
Top Women's Classes
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Florida Intl3CUSA
Princeton2Ivy League
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  NATIONAL SHOWCASES
Dunlop Sports is the proud sponsor of the National Showcase Series, a set of USTA-sanctioned tournaments open to players from all sections. Compete against players outside of your district or section - and earn credit towards your Tennis Recruiting ranking.
 
Date  TournamentEvents
9/05 Greensboro September Jr. Open
Greensboro, NC
BG18-12
9/19 SC State Junior Open
Charleston, SC
BG18-12
9/20 Bluegrass Fall Junior Open
Louisville, KY
BG18-12
9/26 ATA Fall Open and Showcase
Austin, TX
BG 18-12
10/10 Greensboro October Jr. Open
Greensboro, NC
BG 18-12
11/22 Georgia Thanksgiving Jr. Open
Norcross, GA
BG 18-16
11/22 Atlanta Thanksgiving Jr. Open
Atlanta, GA
BG 14-12
 
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RECENT COMMITMENTS
Smith Sterns Tennis Academy is proud to present the College Commitment Lists. Check out the latest commitments here - and the full listings below.
 
9/02 Eric Rutledge chooses Wake Forest
9/01 Ally McKenzie chooses St. Louis
8/31 Alex Ross chooses Vanderbilt
8/29 Gunther Matta chooses California
8/27 Kiersten Cox chooses Belmont Abbey
8/27 Risa Nakagawa chooses Georgetown
8/26 Victor Pham chooses Columbia
8/25 Alex Wittenbaum chooses Marian (IN)
8/24 Yuki Asami chooses Pacific
8/23 Sera Martorelli chooses Army

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THE LATEST FROM PARENTING ACES
Since 2011, Lisa Stone has been writing about all things junior tennis from a parent's perspective at Parenting Aces. Tune in to her radio call-in show each Monday at Noon ET.
 
9/02 Rebecca Donaldson Discusses Her Son's Tennis Pathway
9/01 Walker Duncan's Junior Slam Debut
8/31 Getting USA Juniors Back On Track
8/29 Noah Rubin at Home in Merrick
8/25 Live from the US Open
8/24 US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day: Parent to Parent
8/19 Heading to the Open
8/14 USTA Junior Tournaments Survey
 
August 2014
  CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
Last month, the USTA awarded gold balls to the winners of the 2014 USTA National Championships. Take a look at these great events.
August 11
Hard Court Championship Week
Images from the Girls' 14s and 12s Nationals
August 12
Volynets Cruises to Girls 12 National Title
Khan Twins Dominate Boys 12s in Little Rock
August 13
Caty McNally Plays Up, Wins USTA Girls' 14s Title
William Woodall Wins Boys 14 Singles
August 14
Kylie McKenzie Completes Run at Girls 16s
McNally Sweeps 16s Kalamazoo Titles
August 15
CiCi Bellis Defeats Black to Claim 18s
Rubin Collects Two Titles, Two Wild Cards
August 17
Images from the Boys' 18s and 16s Nationals