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April Aces

April is always a busy month with the two big ITF tournaments in California boosting the summer slam chances of US juniors. Although it's a couple of days before month's end, it's already time to look back at all the junior and Pro Circuit champions as well as the two former collegians who made the first full month of spring a memorable one. Story

 
HEADLINES
4/29 Busy Month Leads to 18 April Aces
4/27 How Champion Tennis Players Overcome Pressure
4/25 JJ Wolf Stays Home at Ohio State
4/22 ITA Summer Circuit Schedule
4/20 Ross, Sanford Earn Asics Easter Bowl ITF Titles
 
THE HOT 100
The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

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RECRUITING 101
College tennis is a goal for many players and parents, and they should learn about the recruiting process. Wilson Tennis is proud to sponsor Recruiting 101 - with articles about recruiting, eligibility, and more.

VIDEO CORNER
Recruiting videos can be an important part of the recruiting process, and High-Tech Tennis is the proud sponsor of the Video Corner at TennisRecruiting.net. Check out best practices when making a video - and see what college coaches are looking for...
 
 
  CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
Van Der Meer Academy presents exclusive coverage of Gold Ball events at Tennis Recruiting - the most prestigious events in American junior tennis.
 
Last Event:
March 5-10, 2016
USTA National Spring Team Championships
 
Up Next:
July 17-24, 2016:
USTA National Clay Court Championships
Date   Host City Events
7/17 Delray Beach, FL B18-16
7/17 Memphis, TN G18
7/17 Virginia Beach, VA G16
7/17 Fort Lauderdale, FL B14
7/17 Plantation, FL G14
7/17 Winston Salem, NC B12
7/17 Boca Raton, FL G12
 
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ITA SUMMER CIRCUIT
The ITA Summer Circuit provides college, junior, and alumni tennis players the opportunity to compete in organized events virtually year round. These open events give junior players a chance to play against college competition.
 
Date  HostLocation
6/25 Florida State Tallahassee, FL
6/25 Northwestern Evanston, IL
6/25 UMKC Kansas City, MO
6/25 Denver Denver, CO
6/25 Abilene Christian Abilene, TX
6/25 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, CA
6/25 Arizona Christian Phoenix, AZ
7/02 U Pacific Stockton, CA
7/02 Wesstern Michigan Kalamazoo, MI
 
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 USTA TENNIS ON CAMPUS
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.
 
THE LATEST FROM PARENTING ACES
4/29
Simplifying Tenicity
4/27 High School Tennis: The Sleeping Giant
4/27 4 Ways Tennis Tech is Changing the Way We Hit the Courts
4/19 The True Value of College Tennis
4/18 Why UMBC Tennis Will Live on Forever
4/14 Tenicity: A Catalyst For Change
4/13 There Is A Team For Everyone
4/11 2016 Asics Easter Bowl In The Books
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 Tuesday at 11am ET.
   
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THE LATEST FROM ZOOTENNIS
4/28 USA Dominates First Day of ITF Junior Team North American Qualifying; Kirkov Reaches Vero Beach Futures Quarterfinals; Emory Men, Women Top Division III Rankings; Men's SEC, ACC, Big Ten and Ivy Year End Awards
4/27 Kozlov, Tiafoe Reach Tallahassee Challenger Quarterfinals; Ross, Kirkov Advance at Vero Beach Futures; Carter, Austin Win ACC, SEC POY Awards
4/26 Fratangelo Wins USTA French Open Wild Card Challenge; Florida Women Take Over No. 1 in Latest ITA Division I Rankings
4/25 Lauren Embree Retires; Chi's Signing with Duke Highlights Latest Announcements
4/24 Wake Men Win Thriller over No. 1 Virginia; Florida Sweeps SEC Titles; Shapovalov Wins Another Futures; Fratangelo Takes Savannah Challenger; Ojai Results
Colette Lewis has covered topflight junior events as a freelance journalist for over a decade. Read her weekly column, follow her on Twitter, and and find more of her daily commentary at ZooTennis.
 
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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
Inspiration Academy is excited to sponsor Roundtable Articles - featuring comments from top coaches and recent graduates on various recruiting topics.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Haviland Tennis Academy is the proud sponsor of Where Are They Now? - a series that catches up with former junior and college tennis players.
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS WAREHOUSE
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3/15 See what Nadal, Nishikori, Alexander Zverev, Jack Sock, Steve Johnson & Gilles Simon are using on court
3/15 We review the brand new speed shoe from @babolat, the Jet
 
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ACES SERIES
Each month, Colette Lewis notes top performances in junior and college tennis with her Aces column - brought to you by Southern California Tennis Academy.
 
THE PREMIER SITE
 
Get an overview of why TennisRecruiting.net is the premier site for junior tennis.
 
JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
The Tennis Recruiting Network is proud to host preview and wrap-up articles of top junior tennis tournaments from around the country.
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  NATIONAL SHOWCASES
adidas adiplayer 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
5/27 Roanoke Tennisrecruiting.net Open
Roanoke, VA
BG18-12
6/03 Newport News Open
Newport News, VA
BG18-12
6/10 TennisRecruiting.net Open
Minneapolis, MN
BG18-12
6/18 Match Point Tennis Broward Open
Coral Springs, FL
BG18-12
6/20 100th La Jolla Jr. Tennis Tournament
La Jolla, CA
BG18-12
7/01 GCC Grizzlies Holiday Open Classic
Lawrenceville, GA
BG18-12
7/05 Wilbur Folsom Memorial Open
San Diego, CA
BG18-12
 
Click here for the complete Series Schedule
 
COLLEGE FEATURES

The Tennis Recruiting Network is proud to present exclusive college content covering men's and women's college tennis programs from around the country.
 
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.
 
4/29 Agustin Cattettori Lopez chooses Binghamton
4/29 Sonet Gandhi chooses Bridgewater
4/29 Paityn Bower chooses Kansas Wesleyan
4/29 Krista Cerpina chooses Seton Hall
4/29 Brodie Walker chooses Northern Illinois
4/29 Abbie Jade Riley chooses Northern Illinois
4/29 Raven Neely chooses Northern Illinois
4/29 Rohan Sikka chooses Cornell
4/29 Connor Soohoo chooses Caltech
4/28 Quinn Pritchett chooses Centre

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Recent Tournament Forecasts
Date   Tournament Predicted
4/02 Easter Bowl 72.5%
1/23 Australian Open 76.2%
12/27 USTA Winter Nationals 76.0%
8/31 US Open 72.9%
8/01 USTA National Championships 76.3%
 
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UNIVERSAL TENNIS
The Universal Tennis Rating system provides tennis players across all ages, genders, and nationalities with a common framework for evaluating their levels of play.
 
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Spring 2016
SIGNING WEEK COVERAGE
TennisRecruiting.net and GAMMA have brought you exclusive coverage of the Spring Signing Period in March and April. Check out all the great features and profiles we brought you during our Countdown to Signing Day and Spring Signing Week coverage.
3/14 Countdown to Signing Day
3/15 Isabella Lorenzini Commits to the Wolverines
3/16 Robert Levine a Blue Chip Blue Devil
3/17 Paying Attention to What Is Important
3/21 Previewing the Top 100 Girls
3/22 Christina Rosca Commits to the Commodores
3/23 Jayson Fung Crossing the Country for Amherst
3/24 Online Schooling Considerations
3/25 Ambrozy Joins Lions' Lair
3/28 Previewing the Top 100 Boys
3/29 D-III Recruiting
3/30 Road to Tulsa Continues
3/31 David Geatz Interview on Recruiting
4/04 Bocchi Brings a 'World' of Experience to UMass
4/05 Ty Gentry Stays Close to Home at Oregon
4/06 College Tennis Weekly Features USTA, ITA
4/07 Checking In With Kristy Frilling Skelly
4/08 Caruana and Day Claim Titles
4/09 Communicating With Coaches Roundtable
4/11 Signing Week Arrives
4/11 Guns Up for Jackson Cobb
4/12 National Roundup
4/12 How Much Should Team Rankings Matter?
4/13 Alhogbani Chooses the Cavaliers
4/13 Tiffany Huber Picks the Cards
4/13 Who Really Gets Recruited?
4/14 Shelby Groeneveld Chooses the Sea Lions
4/14 Sean Hill Confident Selecting Wake Forest
4/15 Talking With Coaches Roundtable Part II
4/15 Battaglia Joins the Bulldogs