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

Commitment Announcement
Spring Signing Week '17: Ajai Shekhera Heads to UCSB
Share:   

Ajai Shekhera is a park-bred player.

Ajai Shekhera is heading to UCSB
He didn't begin his tennis career at a country club. Nobody in his family had any experience with the sport.

Shekhera aspired to become a soccer star until two friends invited him to hit with them at the local park courts.

Nearly a decade later, Shekhera's friends don't play tennis anymore, and he's going to play tennis in college.

The five-star from Campbell, Calif, has committed to play at UC Santa Barbara.

"I wasn't expecting to play tennis at this level or even tennis at a college," Shekhera said. "I thought I would be playing soccer. But now I am playing tennis and I really enjoy it and I've gone pretty far with it. "

Shekhera took his official visit to UCSB in November and decided to commit the last week of January. He chose to play for Marty Davis and the Gauchos over UC Davis and several Ivy League schools.

"The first thing I was looking for was a good coach, someone I can learn from and then the team. I really liked the team they had this year," Shekhera said. "The campus was great and so was the academics, so I felt like it was the best all-around school for me."

Shekhera became more serious about tennis once a teaching professional at the park saw him hitting and suggested to his father he should take lessons.

He thanks Dana Bargas, for introducing him to competitive tennis at age 10 by entering his first "Little Mo" tournament. It was a new experience for his family.

This Article Requires Free Registration
 
Please log in to access exclusive 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!
 

 
 GAMMA TENNIS
 
GAMMA Glide_Solace vs SolaceGlide
 
This hybrid combines the Glide® Cross String with new Solace multifilament string, providing 66% more 'snap-back' for even more spin and power, while the softer ...
 
See More
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
 ATP GEAR - SHOES
  Roger Federer
 
Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Flyknit Bk/Volt/Pk
Was: $200.00  Now: $129.95
Review, Feedback, Video
 
  Bernard Tomic
 
Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour Purple/Crimson
Was: $140.00  Now: $97.95
Review, Feedback, Video
 
  David Goffin
 
Asics Gel Solution Speed 3 Bl/Wh/Bk Men's Shoes
Was: $130.00  Now: $109.95
Review, Feedback, Video
 
  Milos Raonic
 
New Balance MC 996v2 D Red/Grey Men's Shoes
Was: $119.95  Now: $69.95
Review, Feedback, Video
 
 
 

Page updated on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Contact our web team with any corrections