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Fall Signing Week '16 : I Didn't Sign an NLI - Now What?
So you did not get the spot or the scholarship you had been hoping
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around. I know this can feel quite disconcerting, and you may feel
like all is lost. I am here to tell you all is not lost, and that it
is all going to work out just fine for you.
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Countdown: Drawing Attention from College Coaches
Dear Coach - My name is David Mullins and I started playing tennis at
the age of 10. It all started when my father took me to a local park
and threw some tennis balls to me. Since then ... blah, blah, blah,
blah ... I cannot tell you how many times I received letters like this
from players - telling me their entire tennis and life histories. I am
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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.