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

Getting Started
College Tennis: Myths versus Realities

As I continue my work with student-athletes and their parents who are beginning the athletic recruitment process, I find that the greatest obstacle they face is obtaining accurate, informed, and honest information about the various components of collegiate athletics. Even families who are exceedingly organized and methodical when it comes to successfully navigating junior tennis have misconceptions and incorrect information.

I thought it would be helpful - and interesting - to discuss a few of the most common myths relating to college athletic admissions and recruiting. Here are two that I frequently encounter in my role as a private college athletic consultant: 1) matriculation eligibility rules, and 2) home schooling as it relates to recruiting.

 

Myth 1: Matriculation Eligibity Rules

This is probably the issue where I find the most misinformation and the greatest inaccuracies. While the vast majority of junior tennis players will never go on to play professional tennis, many hope to "buy a few years" and try pro tennis for a while - deferring the decision about attending college.

These players, armed with rankings and results that are capable of attracting the attention of college coaches, have spent years training and dedicating themselves to tennis. They want to take advantage of NCAA rules that allow them to retain their amateur status while playing professional events and not accepting prize money.

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

 
 WEIL TENNIS ACADEMY
 
Weil Tennis Academy
 
For the past sixteen years in Ojai, California, the Weil Tennis Academy has steadily built a program whose focus is developing competitive players into Champions!
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
3/03 Bess Waldram chooses Notre Dame
3/03 Remi Ramos chooses Boston U
3/03 Thomas McManus chooses Belmont Abbey
3/03 Scott Morrison chooses McKendree
3/03 Elisa Guillen chooses St. Edward's
3/03 Andre Li chooses Montreat
3/03 Emanuel Llamas chooses Rice
3/02 Michelle Walker chooses Tyler JC (TX)
3/02 Jacob Oehser chooses Methodist
3/02 Eli Abernethy chooses Davidson

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 WTA GEAR - SHOES
  Sabine Lisicki
 
NIKE Women's Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour Tennis Shoes
Was: $135.00  Now: $84.95
Feedback
 
  Roberta Vinci
 
NIKE Women's Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour Tennis Shoes
Was: $135.00  Now: $99.95
Feedback, Video
 
  Vera Zvonareva
 
FILA Women's Sentinel Tennis Shoes
Was: $100.00  Now: $59.95
Feedback, Video
 
  Kirsten Flipkens
 
adidas Women's CC Adizero Tempaia III Tennis Shoes
Was: $120.00  Now: $69.95
Feedback
 
 
 

Page updated on Thursday, February 12, 2015
Contact our web team with any corrections