News & Features
This article expired on Sunday, July 5, 2015.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Leave a Comment
More Recruiting 101 Articles
Fall Signing Week '15: Keys to Success in Recruiting
I have been in the sports recruiting business for about six years now,
and over the years I have seen some players successful in recruiting
while others have struggled. The difference between those who end up
playing college tennis and those who do not is not always who is a
better player - but often who is willing to work harder and smarter
than their competition. Check out my keys to success in the recruiting
Countdown: Avoiding Senioritis After Committing
There's no vaccine for senioritis, which makes it all the more
imperative you take preventative measures against it. NCSA Athletic
Recruiting gives tips on how to do just that.
Countdown: Should my Application Essay Include Tennis?
It's that time of year when high school seniors are preparing their
college applications. One of the most important pieces you'll enclose
in that packet is your application essay. As a junior tennis player,
the sport has become a huge part of your life. It was certainly the
main focus when you were writing to coaches and telling them how much
you want to be on their teams, but does it belong in the college
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.