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About Annette Broersma

Annette Broersma holds a Master of Science in Educational Counseling from Calif. Lutheran University, and a Bachelor's degree from U.C. Irvine where she played on the Women's Tennis Team. She has coached at the high school and college level.

Broersma held the position of Athletic Counselor at Moorpark Community College where she placed thousands of transferring athletes into 4-year universities. She has spoken numerous times at the CA Community College (CCCCA), and High School Counselor's (CSCA) annual conferences.

As a member of Wilson Sporting Goods' Speaker Bureau, Broersma helps athletes to find their 'fit' in college sports and academics. She is the author of the "Wilson College Placement Workbook" which is distributed at no cost to high school athletes.

Broersma is available as a private consultant to teams or organizations interested in helping their athletes understand and move through the college placement process. Assistance is available by contacting Broersma through her website: AnnetteSports.com.


Fall Signing Week '11: Real World with Tennis Parent Mary Dizon
Mary Dizon is a full-time teacher and mother of four in Southern California. All of her children have played tennis - and two of them have gone on to play college tennis. Annette Broersma joins our Signing Week festivities by talking with Dizon about lessons learned during the recruiting process - in the latest edition of her "Real World" column.

Real World: Kean Feeder of Boise State
Kean Feeder played college tennis at Boise State - graduating in 2009. After a brief stint at IBM, he returned to tennis as a coach. He moved to California, where he coached at the Advantage Tennis Academy. He found that teaching and helping develop tennis players was his great passion. A year later, he moved back home to Oregon, where he became a partner at The Leong Tennis Academy (LTA). He enjoys developing juniors into great players.

Real World: Arizona State's Sheila McInerney
Arizona State Head Coach Sheila McInerney has led the Sun Devils to the NCAA tournament in 26 of her 27 seasons, making 18 Sweet Sixteen appearances. McInerney has been inducted into the ITA and Southwest Section Hall of Fame for her service to the tennis community and college coaching achievements. Recruiting expert Annette Broersma chats with Coach McInerney in today's article.

Real World: Arizona Graduate Monique (Allegre) Walker
Monique Walker is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson. She currently resides in the Phoenix area, where she has been a successful realtor since 2003. She is married to Chris Walker and is the mother of two young girls. Walker is the subject of today's installment of The Real World of College Recruiting with recruiting expert Annette Broersma. These real stories should help potential recruits better understand the road ahead.

Real World: Talking with Head Frog David Borelli
TCU women's coach Dave Borelli is the subject of today's installment of The Real World of Recruiting. Annette Broersma talks with the Hall of Fame coach about his coaching experiences and philosophies.

Real World: Former Midwestern State Player Brynne Chappell
Annette Broersma is back with another installment of The Real World of Recruiting. In today's column, Broersma talks with Brynne Chappell, former women's tennis player at Midwestern State University. Chappell talks about the recruiting process - and her experiences as a Division II tennis player.

Real World: Idaho's Jeff Beaman
Annette Broersma is back with another installment of The Real World of Recruiting. In today's column, Broersma talks with Jeff Beaman, head coach of men's tennis at the University of Idaho. The Vandals' coach talks about his philosophies for both recruiting and running his team.

Countdown: The Real World of College Recruiting
Today, we unveil the initial installment of The Real World of Recruiting - a new regular feature at TennisRecruiting.net by Annette Broersma. Today, Broersma talks with a recent NCAA D1 tennis player about her college experiences.

Tennis Academies: Best Road to College Tennis?
There are more players at tennis academies looking for college scholarships or placement than there are those looking to turn professional. Preparing for a professional career takes years, but often, parents look to tennis academies for a short-term sprint of improvement to help the player get the attention of college coaches. Does this work?

The Community/Junior College Option
In light of the extensive publicity about the price of a college education - some states have raised their tuition over 70% over the past ten years - it is sad that more families do not consider local community or junior colleges as a great option. Really, it is a great option... not just the 'last choice' option.

How to be the Ideal College Tennis Parent
College coaches are loathe to say anything to insult parents. After all, parents have made many sacrifices to support their children through junior tennis. However, in candid conversations away from the office, there have been comments we can learn from reflecting their opinions about American players and their parents. A common topic is that of the American Tennis Parent.

When and How to Send a Video to Coaches
College coaches are always pleased when a student-athlete has done his or her homework. One of the first things most coaches will ask is "do you have a video?" Uness you are staying close to home, coaches may not have seen you play extensively. The college placement video is, therefore, very critical. Here are some tips as to when to create your video and what should be in it.

Tournament Tennis vs. High School Tennis
As a national tournament director for the USTA, and as an advisor to high school students looking to play in college, I have seen many juniors agonize over the choice of which 'master' to follow: the USTA tournament schedule, or their high school schedule. Each has a set of regulations to follow to be eligible for play/ranking, and sometimes those rules and schedules conflict.

Choosing a College Recruiting Service
Annette Broersma provides her take on the following question: "When I look around the Internet, I quickly find a lot of different recruiting services. Which ones should I consider using?"


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