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Social Media in Recruiting

The wide use of social media today is undeniable, but whether it can have a meaningful impact on a tennis player's recruitment to college is a topic we wanted to explore. We interviewed colege tennis coaches from a variety of levels and combined that with research from Cornerstone Reputation to gather information how social media is used - and how student athletes can use social media strategically. Story

 
HEADLINES
3/30 Countdown: The Role of Social Media in College Recruiting
3/29 Countdown: Ysabel Gonzalez Rico finds the Right Fit at Emory
3/28 Countdown: Anchors Aweigh for Andrew Ton
3/27 Countdown: Previewing the Top 100 Girls
3/26 Collegiate Exposure Camps - Summer Series 2017
 
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.

 
 
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.

  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 4-8, 2017
USTA National Spring Team Championships
 
Up Next:
March 24 - April 2, 2017:
Easter Bowl Championships
Date   Host City Events
3/24 Indian Wells, CA BG18
3/25 Indian Wells, CA BG16-12
 
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Babolat Jet AC Grey/Red Men's Shoes
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Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour White/Black
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ITA NEWS
 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
3/23
Privates vs. Squads
3/22 Nationís Top High School Tennis Teams Compete for National Championship
3/15 Remembering Sol
3/12 Are Junior Tennis Tournaments a Social Gathering?
3/09 USTA Website Gets Much-Needed Makeover
3/01 The Podcast
2/19 What Iíve learnt from junior tennis: Building a growth mindset
2/16 What Iíve learnt from junior tennis: Identifying mindsets
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.
   
DIVISION III TENNIS
For coverage of NCAA Division III men's and women's tennis, check out Division3Tennis.com - your one-stop shop for all things D-III.
 
3/29 RegASouthís Midseason Awards
3/28 Midwestís Midseason Thoughts
3/28 This Week In Highlights, 3/29
3/28 The Texas Quad: Hosting Duties
3/27 POTW: 3/20-3/26
3/26 The Guruís Brief Midseason Review
3/26 State of the Region Address: West
 
THE RANKINGS

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THE LATEST FROM ZOOTENNIS
3/29 Kirkov Survives Tough Second Round at Adidas Easter Bowl ITF, then Withdraws with Injury; Tsygura on Boland's Departure; Finals Set for 12s and 14s Divisions
3/29 University of Virginia's Brian Boland Succeeds Jay Berger as Head of USTA Men's Tennis
3/28 Bilokin Beats Bolton for Belated Birthday Gift; Top Seed Bryde Begins Quest for Adidas Easter Bowl Title with First Round Win; Semis Set for 12s and 14s
3/27 Former Champion Claire Liu Takes Wild Card into Adidas Easter Bowl ITF; Upsets in 12s and 16s Divisions; Team USA Developmental Coaches Awards Announced
3/26 Rotsaert Claims International ITF Grade 1 Spring Championships Boys Title, Branstine Sweeps Girls Titles; Easter Bowl Grade B1 Qualifying Complete
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.
 
 TENNIS WAREHOUSE PRODUCT REVIEW
 
Asics GEL Court FF Tennis Shoe
 
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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
Laurel Springs School is excited to sponsor Roundtable Articles - featuring comments from top coaches and recent graduates on various recruiting topics.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Our Where Are They Now? series catches up with former junior and college tennis players. Find out how people are continuing with their tennis - and how they are applying their college degrees.
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS WAREHOUSE
3/28 Here's a video on how to treat and prevent some of the most common #tennis injuries
3/24 We take you inside the @head_tennis Stringing Room at the @BNPPARIBASOPEN. Where the pros get their racquets strung:
3/23 In honor of #NationalPuppyDay, we'll just go ahead and leave this right here ??:
3/21 Check out these @LACOSTE tees for the @MiamiOpen
3/17 Who is @stanwawrinka's favorite superhero? What toppings would @AngeliqueKerber put on her pizza? (@yonex_tennis)
 
 ADIDAS ADIPLAYER
 
Behind the Scenes with Ivanovic, Tsonga, Halep and Sock
 
Ahead of Wimbledon, we go behind the scenes with Ana Ivanovic, Jo Tsonga, Jack Sock and Simona Halep.

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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
2XU is proud to present preview and wrap-up articles of top junior tennis tournaments from around the country.
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TALK TENNIS
Spring 2017
COUNTDOWN TO SIGNING DAY
Tennis Recruiting and GAMMA are counting down the days until the start of the Spring Signing Period.
until Spring Signing Day --- April 12, 2017.
 
Make sure to check out our complete coverage schedule:
 
3/13 Countdown to Signing Day
3/13 Talcott Signs with the Tribe
3/14 Crawford Headed to Florida
3/15 Katya Tabachnik Rides with the Broncos
3/16 How Much Does the Coach Matter Anyway?
3/17 Amritraj Oversees USTA's College Commitment
3/20 Previewing the Top 100 Boys
3/22 Taylor Bridges Commits to the Wolfpack
3/23 Jacob Brumm to California
3/24 Fitting In Doubles Proves Challenging
3/27 Previewing the Top 100 Girls
3/28 Anchors Aweigh for Andrew Ton
3/29 Ysabel Gonzalez Rico finds the Right Fit at Emory
3/30 The Role of Social Media in College Recruiting
4/03 Roundtable: Finding a Good Fit (Coaches)
4/04 Top 100 Cheyenne Lilienthal to Cornell (Maciel)
4/05 4-Star A. Rodriguez-Vidal to Xavier (Jones)
4/06 Preparing for College Tennis (Widom)
4/10 Signing Week Coverage Begins!
 
FEATURED PHOTOS
 
Photo galleries are proudly presented by Southern California's own Advantage Tennis Academy.
 
COLLEGE TEAMS
Top Men's Classes
SchoolCommitsConference
Stanford3Pac-12
Illinois4Big Ten
UCLA4Pac-12
Top Women's Classes
SchoolCommitsConference
North Carolina1ACC
Cornell3Ivy League
TCU3Big 12
 
Find a Team:    
 
 
  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
4/01 FTC Easter Open
Daytona Beach, FL
BG18-12
4/15 Metropolia Easter Bowl
Deerfield Beach, FL
BG18-16
4/27 Ojai Jr. Tennis Tournament
Ojai, CA
BG18-14
6/09 TennisRecruiting.net Open
Minneapolis, MN
BG18-12
6/14 USTA All-American Combine
Orlando, FL
BG18
6/17 Broward National Showcase
Coral Springs, FL
BG18-12
6/19 101st La Jolla Jr. Tournament
La Jolla, CA
BG18-12
 
Click here for the complete Series Schedule
 
COLLEGE FEATURES
K-Swiss is proud to present exclusive college content - covering men's and women's college tennis programs of all sizes from around the country.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
Smith Stearns Tennis Academy is proud to present the College Commitment Lists. Check out the latest commitments here - and the full listings below.
 
3/29 Caroline Stallings chooses Centre
3/29 Brailey McMinn chooses Southwestern (KS)
3/29 Daniel deLeon chooses Creighton
3/29 Harrison Reasons chooses North Alabama
3/28 Anya Lamoreaux chooses Utah
3/28 Derek Dornsife chooses St. Peter's
3/28 Devan Geib chooses Swarthmore
3/28 Kolie Allen chooses Ohio State
3/27 Quinten Arrizza chooses Macalester
3/27 Robert Naville chooses Bellarmine

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
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INSIDE THE RANKINGS
The lifeblood of Tennis Recruiting is its rankings - and our team has been ranking tennis players for more than two decades. Learn about tennis rankings in general - as well as our best-of-breed ranking system.
Recent Tournament Forecasts
Date   Tournament Predicted
8/29 U.S. Open 73.3%
8/05 USTA National Champs. 76.8%
7/17 USTA Clay Court Champs. 75.9%
7/02 Wimbledon 77.1%
5/29 Roland Garros 73.4%
 
Click here for the complete list of all of our Tournament Forecasts.