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Donovan Tennis Strategies has been helping prospective college tennis players and their families navigate the recruiting process since 1997. In addition to consulting services DTS runs two College Prospects Showcases to help players get exposure to college coaches.
Here DTS asks Amanda Halstrom to discuss certain aspects of college tennis and give advice to players currently navigating the recruiting process. Hallstrom is from Bellmore, N.Y. and is a scholarship player about to enter her sophomore year at the University of Delaware.
Questions and Answers
Donovan Tennis Strategies (DTS): Describe your tennis schedule?
Amanda Halstrom (AH): Delaware
sophomore Amanda Halstrom
courtesy, Delaware athletics
We usually practice five days a week for two hours each day, and practices are pretty intense. Generally we have matches two days a week. On heavy match weeks the coach usually gives us time off. We have lifting three days a week for an hour each day. The schedule is not set in stone and changes depending on our matches in a given week.
DTS: Has your game developed while playing college tennis?
AH: Absolutely. I have to thank my coach for that. She zeroed in right away on my strengths and weaknesses and her coaching has brought my game up to a different level. I also think that the practices and physical training have made a big difference in my game.