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Transitioning to College

Over the last ten years, I have seen junior tennis player struggle with the transition into college tennis. Changes occur in your training, competition, team structure and academics. It has sometimes resulted in extreme cases where the student-athlete cannot handle the pressure and has to leave school indefinitely. Here are a few key changes you should be ready for - and advice on how to best prepare yourself for success. Story

 
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7/28 Transition from Junior to College Tennis
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July 2014
  CLAY CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
The 2014 Clay Court Championships are now in the books, but TennisRecruiting.net has recaps of all eight age divisions.
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Clay Court Championship Week
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Zane Wins Battle of the Khans in the 12s
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Keenan Mayo Takes Boys 14 Clay Trophy
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July 25
Paul Repeats Win at Boys 18 Clays in Delray
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