Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

Recruiting 101
What to Know about the Tennis Recruiting Process
Share:   

College recruiting is something that seems obvious enough, but many junior tennis players and their parents don't know where to start. Our friends at NCSA Recruiting have a primer with some basic facts and numbers about the process.

(1) Tournament Play

As a tennis student athlete, you need to attend as many USTA and ITF tournaments that you can. Larger tournaments are a great place for college coaches to see you play, so that you can gain the maximum amount of exposure. However it is important to remember that you cannot just show up to these tournaments with no prior relationships and expect to be discovered. While an athlete being discovered at random does happen occasionally, most coaches attend these tournaments with a list of student athletes with whom they have had prior communication. Send an email to a coach before your tournament and let them know what time and the court number they can find you, and send your highlight video to get them interested in you before the tournament starts!

 

(2) Watch Your Rankings

A large part of the tennis recruiting process is rankings. College coaches use rankings in tennis to determine who they are going to recruit. As a player, even if you aren't ranked high you can still use the rankings to your advantage. Make sure to research rankings before your tennis matches, and if you beat players who are ranked higher than you, use that as leverage during your recruiting process. Let coaches know that you can play against strong competition and win; it makes you a more appealing recruit and can help earn you more scholarship interest.

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
 WILSON TENNIS
 
Generation Fast Ep. 2: Hannah Reich
 
Wilson Tennis profiles Germany's Hannah Reich as she balances school, work and life while setting her sights on moving up the ladder.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
12/01 Kyle Frankel chooses Elon
12/01 Grayson White chooses Roanoke
12/01 Haley Parker chooses Hanover
11/30 Trenton Wherry chooses Maryville (MO)
11/29 Sydney Ellsworth chooses Calvin
11/29 Benjamin Ash chooses Carnegie Mellon
11/29 Daryn Ellison chooses Chicago
11/29 Lauren Fitz-Randolph chooses Xavier
11/28 Kacey Moore chooses Navy
11/28 Ceylan Can chooses Kenyon

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 ATP GEAR - RACQUETS
  Gael Monfils
 
Wilson Blade 98 (18x20)
Was: $199.00  Now: $179.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Roberto Bautista Agut
 
Wilson Pro Staff 97
Was: $199.00  Now: $179.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Kei Nishikori
 
Wilson Burn 95
Was: $229.00  Now: $129.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Milos Raonic
 
Wilson Blade 98 (18x20) Countervail
Buy Now: $219.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
 
 

Page updated on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Contact our web team with any corrections