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Q&A with Derek Schwandt

Georgia Tech Assistant Coach Derek Schwandt has done it all - a two-time All-Atlantic 10 player in college at Richmond, three years on the ITF futures and ATP challengers tour, and a top college assistant coach. Schwandt is also a coach of the USTA Collegiate National Team - a training program that helps top American college players transition to professional tennis. Harry Cicma of NBC Sports recently talked with Schwandt about all things tennis. Story

 
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7/31 Conversation with Tech Assistant Coach Derek Schwandt
7/29 What Coaches Look For on Official Visits (Pt. 2)
7/28 Transition from Junior to College Tennis
7/25 Stewart's Streak Continues in Girls 18s Clays
7/25 Paul Repeats Win at Boys 18 Clays in Delray
 
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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.

   
 
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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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7/28 Kalamazoo Qualifying Draws Released; Halys, Sorribes Tormo Claim European Championships; US 14U Teams Head to ITF World Championships; Pro Update
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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
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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.
July 21
Clay Court Championship Week
July 22
Zane Wins Battle of the Khans in the 12s
Gauff Takes First National in Girls' 12s
July 23
Keenan Mayo Takes Boys 14 Clay Trophy
Unseeded Emma Sweeps Girls 14 Clay Courts
July 24
McNally Continues Hot 2014 at 16s Clays
Liu Leads California Contingent in Girls' 16
July 25
Paul Repeats Win at Boys 18 Clays in Delray
Stewart's Streak Continues in Girls 18s Clays
 
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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
8/01 Hudlow Junior Open
Norcross, GA
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8/01 Tennis Recruiting National Team Cup
Louisville, KY
BG18-12
8/12 Newport News Open
Newport News, VA
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8/22 St. Louis Jr. Summer Open
St. Louis, MO
BG 18-12
8/29 Capital U Boys National Showcase
Columbus, OH
B18-12
9/05 Greensboro September Jr. Open
Greensboro, NC
BG18-12
9/19 SC State Junior Open
Charleston, SC
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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.
 
7/30 Jacqueline Urbinati chooses Boston College
7/29 Amanda Perez chooses St. Joseph's (IN)
7/29 George Cooper chooses Lehigh
7/29 Christopher Auteri chooses Lehigh
7/29 Sreyas Kolachalam chooses Cal Poly
7/29 Michael Ogden chooses N.C. State
7/29 Jeffrey Michner chooses Purdue - Calumet
7/29 Kyce Stewart chooses Olivet Nazarene
7/29 Adam Clark chooses Olivet Nazarene
7/29 Ryan Champlin chooses Olivet Nazarene

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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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7/02 The Beginning of the End
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