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Finding the Right Program

As you begin the college search process, looking to balance your academic and athletic needs, there are a few secrets that will help you find a program that is right for you. Unfortunately, too many players find themselves in a college tennis program where their game stagnates, where they are athletically unchallenged, or perhaps find themselves outside the starting lineup. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing a college tennis program. Story

 
HEADLINES
9/29 Tips on Finding the Right College Program
9/26 NCAA Champion Nicole Gibbs Moves Up
9/24 Makarome Lives Up to Her Name, Commits to Columbia
9/23 The Impact of the Scoring System on Coaching
9/22 Coaches Face Challenge of the College Pitch at US Open
 
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. 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
10/04 Women's Showdown
Lexington, VA
Washington & Lee
Erin Ness
10/10 Men's Showdown
Allentown, PA
Muhlenberg
Jeff Schmitt
10/11 Women's Showdown
Tuscaloosa, AL
Stillman
Will Riley
10/18 Women's Showdown
La Mirada, CA
Biola
Dee Henry
10/25 Women's Showdown
Fairfax, VA
George Mason
Stephen Curtis
 
Click here for a complete Showdown Schedule
 
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THE LATEST FROM ZOOTENNIS
9/29 Kozlov Defeats Harrison for First Challenger Win; Qualifying Underway at ITA All-American Championships
9/28 US Teams Sweep Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Titles; Neel Wins Amelia Island $10K; Nevolo Claims Irvine Futures Title
9/27 McKenzie, Storrie Win Waco ITF Titles; Neel into Amelia Island $10K Final; Nevolo and Sarkissian Meet for Irvine Futures Title
9/26 My Conversation with Nicole Gibbs; USA Teams Reach Junior Davis and Fed Cup Finals; Donaldson into Napa Challenger Semifinals
9/25 US Junior Fed Cup and Junior Davis Cup Teams Reach Semifinals; Brady Defeats Oudin in Las Vegas $50K; Fritz, Valdes, Halbauer, Neel in $10K Quarterfinals
 
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.
THE PREMIERE SITE
 
Get an overview of why TennisRecruiting.net is the premiere site for junior tennis.
 
INSIDE COLLEGE TENNIS
In each episode of Inside College Tennis, Tony Minnis takes you on an "official visit" to one of your favorite schools - telling the compelling stories of collegiate tennis success, adversity and opportunity.
 
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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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Kentucky5SEC
Yale3Ivy League
Wisconsin4Big Ten
Top Women's Classes
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Notre Dame2ACC
Alabama2SEC
William & Mary1CAA
 
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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
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
11/28 Western States Junior Open
Tucson, AZ
BG 18-12
12/06 WAM Open
Miami, FL
BG18-16
 
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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.
 
9/29 Curran Carver chooses Wofford
9/28 Ryan Dickerson chooses Duke
9/28 Camryn Parnell chooses Nebraska - Kearney
9/28 Natalie Weaver chooses Siena
9/27 Savannah Taranto chooses Western Carolina
9/26 Alexandra Valenstein chooses Texas Tech
9/26 William Sharton chooses Georgetown
9/26 Ryan Marker chooses San Francisco
9/25 Catalina Rico chooses Navy
9/25 Brett Conard chooses UW-Whitewater

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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
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.
 
9/29 All Things Tennis with Johan Kriek
9/26 TRN: The Coaches' View
9/23 On the Court and Dreaming
9/22 The Future of Tennis (Part 2) With Marc Lucero
9/15 The Future of US Tennis with Tim Mayotte
9/12 Oh, Senior Year!
9/11 Regarding USTA PD
9/10 What Is Going On In College Tennis?
 
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