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Spring Signing Week '17: Realistic Expectations When Choosing a College
You might not remember that first time you hit a perfect tennis shot,
but your parents probably do. They were thinking about whether you
would be a tennis star - or, at least, whether there was a college
scholarship in your future. By now you may be more realistic about
your chances of going straight to the pros, but it is important to
also keep your expectations realistic when it comes to where you are
going to play college tennis.
Spring Signing Week '17: Get Recruited Faster
I get anywhere from 5-15 emails a day from student athletes struggling
with the recruiting process. Ninety nine percent of the time it's
because the athlete does not understand how college coaches recruit.
This article provides advice and recommendations that will help
athletes understand how coaches evaluate prospects - and what they need
to do to get recruited faster and easier.
Countdown: Preparing for College Tennis
As many junior tennis players are preparing for college tennis,
they need to learn certain aspects of the game so they are ready to
perform at the next level. Many players want to attend prestigious
universities, and they need to make a plan to do so. There is no
cookie-cutter plan - each individual needs to make sure they are
getting what they need in their training in a variety of area.
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.