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About Dede Allen

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 College Athletes, the recently-revised Collegiate Guide for High School Tennis Players, and 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.

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10/05 Rachael Reichenbach chooses Xavier
10/05 Skylar Schossberger chooses Middlebury
10/05 Lauryn Padgett chooses Dayton
10/05 Tate Schroeder chooses Missouri
10/05 Alex Chan chooses Seattle
10/05 Matthew Rose chooses Davidson
10/04 Samuel Venter chooses Indiana Southeast
10/04 Erika Oku chooses Butler
10/04 Skylar McDonald chooses Dallas Baptist
10/04 Danielle Peele chooses Stetson

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10/05 Charleston $10K Abandoned Due to Rain; Paul Qualifies at Sacramento $100K Challenger; Tulsa ITA All American Qualifying Produces Surprises
10/04 US Girls Fall in Junior Fed Cup Final, Canadian Boys Win Junior Davis Cup; Smyczek Saves Match Points to Win Tiburon Challenger; Pre-qualifying Complete at Women's ITA All American Championships
10/03 Douglas, Hilderbrand Win ITF Grade 5 in Austin; Sah, Harvey Take Titles in Dominican Republic; ITA All-American Pre Qualifying Underway
10/02 September Aces; US Girls Advance to Junior Fed Cup Final; Holt and Smith Take Doubles Title at Futures; McDonald into Tiburon Challenger Semis
10/01 US Girls Advance to Junior Fed Cup Semifinals, US Boys Lose to Japan; Blackman on Sports Illustrated Tennis Podcast; UCLA's McDonald Reaches Tiburon Challenger Quarterfinals

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