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Pitching at the Open

School is already in session and the fall tennis season is well underway, but a number of college coaches were missing the first few days of team practice in order to scout the next crop of future players at one of the world's premier tennis events - the US Open junior tournament. At a tournament of this level, the challenge of recruiting future players is perhaps a tougher task than what they typically experience. Story

 
HEADLINES
9/22 Coaches Face Challenge of the College Pitch at US Open
9/19 First American Collegiate Invitational Popular Addition to US Open
9/17 Prince Hot 100 List - September '14
9/16 Kaitlyn McCarthy stays in-state with Blue Devils
9/15 Top Prospects '14-'15 - Fall Edition
 
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
9/25 Men's Showdown
Fort Worth, TX
TCU
David Roditi
9/28 Men's Showdown
Canton, NY
St. Lawrence
Neil Caniga
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
 
Click here for a complete Showdown Schedule
 
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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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THE LATEST FROM ZOOTENNIS
9/21 Coric Takes Challenger Title, Barty Takes Break; Gosea, Jenkins Earn Futures Titles, Tatishvili Wins Albuquerque $75K
9/20 USTA Junior Teams Beat New Mexico; Napa Valley Tennis Classic Underway; Jenkins Meets Novikov in Costa Mesa Futures Final; Gosea Aims for First Title in Canada
9/19 American Collegiate Invitational Recap; Update on the 16 Participants
9/18 More on USTA Player Development's Course, 10 and Under Tennis; Tiafoe and the Hype Machine
9/17 USTA Announces Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Teams; McNamara Named Head Women's Coach at Texas
 
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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Penn4Ivy League
UNC Wilmington8CAA
Princeton4Ivy League
Top Women's Classes
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Kansas8Big 12
Georgia4SEC
Michigan4Big Ten
 
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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
9/26 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
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.
 
9/22 Daniel Belsito chooses Presbyterian
9/22 Alexander Jones chooses Charlotte
9/21 Benjamin Lieb chooses Penn State
9/21 Jensen Martin chooses Charlotte
9/21 Olivia Anderson chooses George Mason
9/21 Kyle Barr chooses Wofford
9/21 Alexander Fallone chooses Trinity (CT)
9/21 Lindsay Jadow chooses Hamilton
9/20 Jack Barber chooses Stanford
9/18 Allison Chuang chooses Dartmouth

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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.
 
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9/07 How to Walk Forward on the Tightrope of Player Development
9/05 Team USA
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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