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Tips from D-II Players and Parents
At High-Tech Tennis, we're in a unique position because we have access
to information that can help you transition from junior tennis to
college tennis. We have interacted with dozens of junior tennis
coaches who have walked the walk and are now talking the talk to help
you navigate the very exciting - but sometimes confusing - recruiting
process. Here are interesting HIGH-TECH TIPS that might help you if
you're thinking about Division II schools.
Five Vital Tips for Student Athletes in Their College Search
Each year student athletes make the transition from high school to
college. Some student athletes and their families have a good idea of
when and how to start, while others have little or no idea at all.
Regardless of the category you fall in, every athlete can make use of
these five helpful tips...
College Tennis Scholarship Evaluations - Enhancing the Recruiting Experience
Around the college tennis community, you will hear a lot of talk about
"realistic and attainable scholarship opportunities" for student
athletes these days. Athletics can open doors, but it is important to
identify colleges that are a good fit for you as a rounded individual.
The key to finding a college fit is knowing your strengths, and that's
where a quality evaluation comes in.
About Dede Allen
is a world-renowned college recruiting expert who is intimately
familiar with both college and junior tennis. Allen was head coach of the
Wake Forest University women's tennis team for seven years, and she was
named ACC Coach of the Year in 1987. Since her college coaching days, Allen
served the USTA for over 14 years as Administrator for USA Tennis Junior
Competition and liaison to the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. Allen is the author
of three books on recruiting, including the USTA Guide for Prospective
, the recently-revised
Collegiate Guide for High School Tennis Players
the Collegiate Guide for High School Athletes
. Today, Allen presents
seminars throughout the country to prospective college tennis players.
Allen writes a periodic column at TennisRecruiting.net where she provides
advice and answers your questions. You can
submit a question to Dede for her
to answer directly - or in a future column.