Parr Partners With John Isner For Chartiable Project
Former Wake Forest star Cory Parr has started a chartiable organization, Give2Gain, to help support non-profits. He's partnered with John Isner to raise money for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center with a trip to Wimbledon as a prize.
Adidas Elite 32 Photo Gallery
Last weekend, 16 USTA National Level 3 tournaments took place across
the country. One of those was the Adidas Elite 32 at the scenic
Peachtree City Tennis Center a half hour south of Atlanta. Check out
the great action shots that Photographer Bill Kallenberg has
NCAA Roundtable: Upsets and Predictions
The NCAA Division I men's and women's tournaments get underway today at campuses across the nation. In Part 2 of our Roundtable, our panel provides a look at some potential dark horses and predicts which teams will be holding the trophy in the end.
Yonex Raises U.S. Tennis Profile
Yonex has made a push to identify and sponsor promising young Americans to get more represenation in the United States tennis market. North American representative Jacek Dabrowski is the man helping put Yonex rackets in the hands of players at prestigious junior tournaments across the country.
Division III Experiments With Speeding Up Matches
Teams experimented with rule changes this year at the NCAA Division III Team Indoors to help speed up the pace of matches. Among the tweaks were no warm-ups, no lineup announcements and tiebreaks at 7-7 in doubles. Coaches provided their thoughts on the experience in this month's Coaching Roundtable.
Blue Chip Brooksby Sees Growth Potential At TCU
Jenson Brooksby wanted to find a program at a smaller school that could help develop his game. The blue chip junior from Carmichael, California found what he was looking for at TCU. He verbally commited right after the Horned Frogs clinched the Big 12 Conference regular-season title.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Ty Cohen and Isabella Leano
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Ty Cohen and Isabella Leano.
NCAA Roundtable: Major Storylines and Best NCAA Venues
The NCAA Division I men's and women's tournament brackets have been released, and now it's time to dig deeper and find out what are the best matchups, the best venues and the best storylines. We are providing a comprehensive breakdown with some of the top college contributors from around the country. Find out what they have to say in Part 1 of our NCAA Roundtable.
Former College Stars Among April Aces
The April Aces features former collegiate players who are moving up the rankings, current juniors who are having success on the ITF Pro Circuit and young Americans who are making their mark on the USTA Pro Circuit. Find out which 15 players made the cut.
UCLA-Bound Forbes Finds Perspective Through Her Autistic Brother
Abigail Forbes has gained perspective beyond wins and losses through her younger brother, Luke, who is autistic. The blue chip junior from Raleigh, North Carolina recently committed to UCLA, where she plans to study pre-med and focus on pediatric research to help try and find a cure for autism.
Now Open ... May Madness Bracket Challenge
Nothing beats the excitement of the NCAA tournament! For college tennis fans, May is the time for Madness, and this is your chance to step up. With the right combination of skill and luck, you can earn bragging rights - and prizes - by making your picks for the Big Dance!
In Sickness and In Health, Texas-Bound McDonald Loves Tennis
Evin McDonald discovered his love for tennis while spendng a month in a hospital being treated for a serious illness. The blue chip junior from Bethesda, Maryland has taking advantage of every opportunity the sport has offered, and recently committed to play at Texas.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Ashley Hess and Cal Hunter
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Ashley Hess and Cal Hunter.
Lets Go: ITF Junior Circuit Adopts No Lets on Serves
The ITF has moved to allow service lets to be played during events on the Junior Circuit. During the major Southern California junior tournaments this month, Colette Lewis spoke with competitors, officials and a college coach about the change and its impact.
Orban Gained Sense of Adventure at Maryland
Andrew Orban had never traveled outside of the United States before arriving to play for the University of Maryland in 2005. Inspired by his foregin teammates, Orban began navigating the world after graduation.
Legendary Mentorship Guides UCLA-Bound Taylor Johnson
Taylor Johnson has been mentored by Billie Jean King since she was 10 after a chance meeting at a YMCA brought them together. King recently helped Johnson make her college decision, with the blue chip junior committing to UCLA. Johnson will be an early arrival for the Bruins.
Division I Coaches Weigh in on New NCAA Recruiting Rules
College coaches from around the country provided their thoughts on the new recruiting legislation adopted by the NCAA Division I Council last week. Do they think it's a good thing? What are their concerns? How much will things change? Find out in the latest Coaching Roundtable.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Parker Law and Emily Untermeyer
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Parker Law and Emily Untermeyer.
Vanderbilt Repeats as SEC Tournament Champions
The Vanderbilt women's tennis team defeated Florida 4-0 on Sunday afternoon to capture its second straight SEC tournament title. The final was televised live on the SEC Network for the first time in history.
College Tennis Programs Make a Positive IMPACT With Sick Kids
College tennis programs across the nation have been matched with children with life-threatening illnesses through Team IMPACT. The teams provide a support network for the kids and give them a reason to smile. The players hold signing day ceremonies for them, give them lockers and even invite them to their wedding.
NCAA Adopts New Legislation To Help Stem Early Recruiting
In an effort to stem early recruiting, the NCAA Division I Council adopted legislation on Wednesday that more resembles the schedule regular students follow when choosing a college. Many major steps in the recruiting process will now begin September 1 of a recruit's junior year in high school.
Grant Is Fully Committed to Tennis, Florida
Will Grant is hard to keep off the court. The blue chip junior often needs to be told to take a break by his family because his passion to improve his so strong. Having recently committed to Florida, Grant will likely test the NCAA hours limit once he arrives in Gainesville.
Hot 100 List - April '18
Today we announce the April 2018 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.
Signing Day Is Over: Now Get Ready For College Tennis
Now that Signing Day has come and gone, it’s time for players to begin preparing for college tennis. Former college player, assistant coach and current WTA/ITF touring coach Mark Gellard provides three factors that are essential in every player's preparation.
Collegiate Exposure Camps - Summer Series 2018
Want to play college tennis? Join the Collegiate Exposure Camps - Taught Exclusively by College Coaches. These camps are designed for competitive boys and girls entering grades 8-12 next year and hosted at prestigious schools around the nation.
Black, Nakashima Win ITF International Spring Championships
Although their final steps were very different, Brandon Nakashima and Hurricane Tyra Black both captured their first ITF Grade 1 titles at the International Spring Championships last Sunday. Zachery Lim and Anne Lutkemeyer Obregon won the 16s titles.
Hey Parents, Let Your Kids Be Adults in College
What happens now that your child has signed and is ready to leave home? Former college coach Dave Mullins has some honest advice on how involved parents should be when their children are playing in college. What is best for their long-term development may require some letting go on your side.
James Madison Reels In Karpinski For Signing Class
Maryland native William Karpinski is signing to play for James Madison University. Outside of playing tennis, the three-star recruit enjoys deep-sea fishing and caught a barracuda several years ago on a family trip.
Furman Was Worth The Wait For Taylor Melville
Taylor Melville didn't want to be pressured into making a college decision. The five-star Georgia resident wanted time to learn more about schools. Furman allowed Melville to do her research, and she rewarded the program's patience by committing to the Paladins.
Kush Learns The True Value of Academics
Adam Kush's tennis thrived at an academy, but his grades suffered with online schooling. Kush moved back home, improved his grades again and began exploring colleges. He is signing with Division II Anderson University, with most of the scholarship money coming from his academic success.
Zimmermann Finds the Right Fit at Georgetown
Lindsay Zimmermann wanted to attend a smaller private school that was near a big city. The five star from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina found the right fit at Georgetown. Zimmermann will be signing to play for the Hoyas during the Spring Signing Period that begins this week.
Persistence Pays Off For Khalafallah
Shaddy Khalafallah didn't think playing Division I college tennis might work out for him. But through hard work and constant emails, the three-star senior from Moline, Illinois will be signing his letter of intent to play for Marquette University.
Five-Star Amber Shen Is Committed To Helping Others Heal
Watching her mother battle colon cancer inspired Amber Shen to pursue a career in medicine. The five-star from Boulder, Colorado has committed to MIT, where she wants to study biological engineering and take advantage of research opportunities.
Spring Signing Week '18: Signing Week Arrives
The Tennis Recruiting Network and GAMMA kick off our coverage of Spring Signing Week '18 with a look at the Top 100. We preview our weekly coverage, and we update you on the status of all the top 100 boys and girls who were uncommitted when we checked in with them in March. A few of these kids plan to announce their decisions this week.
Brooksby and Volynets Capture Easter Bowl ITF Titles
Northern Californian's Katie Volynets and Jenson Brooksby both rallied from a set down in their championship matches to defeat the top seeds on Easter Sunday and capture the Easter Bowl ITF singles titles at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Chopra and Lee Earn Easter Bowl 16s Titles
Keshav Chopra and Anessa Lee started the 2018 Easter Bowl with contrasting expectations, and navigated different paths to the 16s singles finals. But they both ended the event with gold balls after capturing the titles at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Yu, Kuzuhara, Quan and Ngounoue Claim Easter Bowl Titles.
Rudy Quan and Clervie Ngounoue captured the 12s singles titles while Eleana Yu and Bruno Kuzuhara reigned victorious in 14s singles at the 51st edition of the Easter Bowl. Ngounoue teamed with singles final opponent, Stephanie Yakoff, to also win the doubles title.
Important Tips in the Recruiting Timeline
In order to take control and be successful in the recruiting process, there are some important tips every student-athlete should know. Tarek Merchant, Founder and CEO of IMRecruitable, shares what players and parents should be tracking on the recruiting timeline to ensure success in finding the right school.
Keep An Open Mind When Choosing A Division
Prospective student-athletes too often get hung up on the “No. 1” college division and forget about all the opportunities outside of it. The experience, the degree, and your future occupation is not dependent on the athletic division of the team you join.
Some Pain, All Gain for USC-Bound Willson
Danielle Willson got her start in tennis by being whacked in the face with a water balloon. It led to a love for the sport that remains strong. The five-star senior from Newport Beach, California is staying close to home to play for USC.
Four-Star Anukornchaikul Selects Johns Hopkins
Naevin Anukornchaikul wanted to attend a strong research university with a quality tennis program. The four-star recruit from Irvine, California found a school that will give him that and more by committing to Johns Hopkins.
Late Blooming Eugenia Lee Overcomes Doubters
After receiving an email telling her about the JV team in college, Eugenia Lee was motivated to get an offer to play varsity. The three star from Allison Park, Pennsylvania rapidly improved and the coaches at the University of Chicago took notice. Lee has committed to play for the Maroon women.
Images from the Georgia Bowl
The Georgia Bowl - A USTA National Level 3 Championship - took place
at the 52-court The Rome Tennis Center at Berry College March 24-26.
Photographer Bill Kallenberg was onhand to take photos of the event.
Weather No Obstacle For March Aces
The March weather may be unpredictable, but the 14 players highlighted in this month's Aces had consistently fine results on the ITF Junior Circuit, the USTA Pro Circuit and the WTA Tour. The ITA National Team Indoor Championships season also wrapped up during the month, with another repeat champion in Division III.
College Tennis Helps Druss Grossfeld Ace Interviews
Playing college tennis is something Marisa Druss Grossfeld was frequently asked about during job interviews. The Texas A&M graduate credits the life skills she gained as a student-athlete for helping her rise to a senior vice president at GLG.
Tennis Keeps Smiths Close Together at USC
USC men's coach Peter Smith wanted his three boys to play tennis so he could be more involved in their lives. He never imagined they might play for him in college one day. Tanner and Riley are members of the USC team while Colter, a junior in high school, will likely end up at USC.
College Coaches Recall Their First Signing Classes
They were the foundational classes that launched coaching careers. The players that trusted them and committed to their vision will remain special. In this month's Coaching Roundtable, college coaches recall the very first signing class of their head coaching careers and what it meant to them.
Countdown: Top 100 Girls
Last Monday, we visited with the boys. Today, the top girls in the senior class talk college recruiting. Find out where the Top 100 boys are leaning, and see who your favorite school is after ...
Blue Chip Cerdan Bound for Maize and Blue
With 23 offers, Andrea Cerdan could have been overwhelmed by the next step in the recruiting process. But three factors put the blue chip junior on the path toward the University of Michigan: a promising unofficial visit, a love of indoor tennis and her coaches.
Four-Star Daniel Krulig Heading To Denver
Daniel Krulig's dream was to play college tennis at an American university. The dream will soon become a reality for the four-star senior from Florida. He will be joining the University of Denver men's program in the fall.
Family Helps Bacalla Achieve College Tennis Goal
Michelle Bacalla's family had a major influence in her tennis career and her college recruiting process. Her two older brothers played college tennis, giving her a blueprint to follow when it came time for her to make a decision. The five-star from Skokie, Illinois has signed to play for the University of Iowa.
Hot 100 List - March '18
Today we announce the March 2018 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.
Countdown: Top 100 Boys
Many of the top boys committed during Fall Signing Week last November, but a number of top targets were still available. We talked with many recruits in the Top 100 to find out where they are in their decision process. Some have decided, some have narrowed their lists, and many are still wide open.
Trice Pickens Makes Northwestern His Pick
Trice Pickens is following in the footsteps of a fellow Cary, North Carolina native by signing to play at Northwestern University. The five star believes he can develop his game at Northwestern while receiving a quality education.
Zaima's Recruiting Influence Lives on at UCLA
The UCLA women's tennis team is holding an alumni celebration this weekend, which will include a tribute to Bill Zaima. The first head coach in program history, Zaima died in 2016 from an illness. He recruited current head coach Stella Sampras Webster as a player and then as his successor. Zaima's influence remains strong within the program.
UC Davis Mines Southern California For Talent
The UC Davis men's tennis team has improved its results over the last few years by recruiting more players from Southern California. Head coach Eric Steidlmayer and assistant coach Mike Meyer made the territory a priority once they arrived at UC Davis in 2012.
Meghana Komarraju Felt A Call To Serve
Meghana Komarraju found herself drawn to the service academies as she began the recruiting process. They offered everything she wanted - an opportunity to play Division I tennis, strong science and math classes and leadership skills that would last throughout life. The four star senior from Virginia decided to stay close to home and commit to Navy.
Countdown to Signing Day
It's that time of year again. Signing Day is approaching. April 11 is the first day of the Spring Signing Period, when seniors from around the nation can sign their National Letter of Intent to play college tennis at Division I or Division II schools. As usual, The Tennis Recruiting Network and GAMMA will get you ready with our Countdown to Signing Day.
Stingrays and Titans Claim USTA Spring Team Titles
New mixed with old to help the Stingrays and Titans capture the titles at the USTA National Spring Team Championships this week at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama. The Stingrays beat the Diamondbacks in the girls final and the Titans beat the Eagles in the boys final.
UVA Commit Hopes To Inspire Through Actions, Words
Natasha Subhash is staying close to home by committing to the University of Virginia. The blue chip junior has a stutter, and is hoping her platform as a talented tennis player can help inspire any other kids that have a similar issue and are struggling to cope with the disorder.
Yim Recovers From Back Injury, Commits to Harvard
Alan Yim worried his college prospects might dim when he was sidelined by a back injury for eight months. But Harvard remained loyal in its pursuit of the blue chip junior from Bellevue, Washington, and Yim recently committed to the Ivy League program.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Jake Fraunfelder and Katie Andreini
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Jake Fraunfelder and Katie Andreini.
Star Ratings '17-'18 - Spring Edition
Three Star Recruit? Or Four Star? You can find out right now, as The Tennis Recruiting Network proudly presents the Star Ratings for Spring 2018.
College Makes The Grade In February Aces
College tennis is now in full swing, with last month’s achievements including three coveted ITA Indoor Titles for teams from North Carolina and Georgia. Former collegiate stars also distinguished themselves, and juniors made their presence felt with ITF Junior and Pro Circuit titles. They are all featured in the February Aces.
USC Commit Ryder Jackson Is Uniquely Dressed For Success
Ryder Jackson has a distinctive style on the court when it comes to clothes with a soccer jersey and visor as his attire of choice. But it's the blue chip junior's game that attracted college coaches. Jackson ended his recruiting process by committing to play for USC.
ITA and TRN Announce Alliance Extension
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Tennis Recruiting Network announce on Wednesday an extension of their alliance, making Tennis Recruiting Network the Official Junior Tennis Information Source for the ITA.
How Are Conference and Non-Conference Matches Different?
Every match holds a level of importance in the season, but how do non-conference matches differ from conferences matches? Is there more intensity that comes with familiarity and fighting for a conference title? We asked a panel of coaches from across the country in this month's Coaching Roundtable.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Benji Jacobson and Meghna Tripathy
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Benji Jacobson and Meghna Tripathy.
USTA’s Stephen Amritraj Talks Collegiate Tennis
In a Q&A with Colette Lewis, USTA Director of Collegiate Tennis, Stephen Amritraj, discusses college dual matches on the Tennis Channel, the recent success of former collegians on the pro tours, this summer’s second annual All-American College Combine and more.
Where Are They Now? Randi Schuler
Randi Schuler dealt with numerous injuries in her final few seasons of college tennis. But all the time spent in the doctor's office and traning room sparked her interest in the medical field. The former five-star is now doing her residency in emergency medcine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
Blue Chip Cannon Kingsley Makes Ohio State His Top Choice
Ohio State wasn't on Cannon Kingsley's initital list when he began exploring his college tennis options. But the Buckeyes made a lasting impression on the blue chip junior from Northport, New York, and he committed to play for Ohio State last week.
Hot 100 List - February '18
Today we announce the February 2018 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Chidimma Okpara and Chase Parker
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Chidimma Okpara and Chase Parker.
USTA Tennis at the National Campus
The USTA held several USTA National Level 2s last weekend with players
competing around the country. One of the 18s division events took
place at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, Fla. Paul Ballard of
ZooTennis was onhand to capture the event ...
Hohmann and Crowley Claim USTA Level 2 Titles
Sixteen-year-olds Ron Hohmann and Briana Crowley, who come from colder climes but now train in Florida, captured the singles titles at the USTA National Level 2 18s tournament at the National Campus in Lake Nona, Florida.
Bridging The Generational Divide Between Players and Coaches
Can old-school coaches and new-age players reach a common ground in college tennis? Columnist Dave Mullins explores the give and take needed from both sides in an age of technology, instant gratification and coddling.
Married Coaches Share A Love For Tennis, Each Other
Spending Valentine's Day together is part of the job for married couples coaching at the same school, and they wouldn't have it any other way. Their love for tennis is topped only by their love for each other, and they've created a true family atmosphere around their programs.
Yarlagadda Takes A Balanced Approach To UNC Commitment
Anika Yarlagadda was attracted to the University of North Carolina for more than just a strong tennis program. The blue chip junior wants to be a doctor, and UNC is well respected for sending students to medical school. The combination led Yarlagadda to commit to the Tar Heels on her second visit to campus.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Sam Gibson, Catherine Broerman
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Sam Gibson and Catherine Broerman.
Jamie Loeb Is Trusting The Process On The Pro Tour
After leaving the University of North Carolina, early Jamie Loeb is in her third full season on the WTA Tour. Colette Lewis recently caught up with Loeb to discuss her goals for 2018, the financial struggles of being outside the Top 100 and how she plans to stay connected to tennis after her career is finished.
Boe-Wiegaard Takes The Helm At Sacred Heart
William Boe-Wiegaard was named the head coach for the Sacred Heart men’s and women’s tennis teams last September. As Boe-Wiegaard guides Sacred Heart through the first few dual matches, TRN correspondent Harry Cicma spoke to the former NCAA Division III national champion about entering the coaching ranks.
Marymount California Building For Tennis Programs Return
Marymount California University is adding men’s and women’s tennis programs, beginning in the 2018-19 season. Head coach Jamie Sanchez is actively recruiting players and wants "anyone and everyone" to call his cell phone if they are interested in playing.
Purdue Women Promote Unity Through Warm-Up Shirts
The Purdue women's tennis team is wearing warm-up shirts this season to help spread a message of unity. The black, long-sleeved shirts feature a word chosen by a each player that she believes can help make the world a better place.
Top Women's Classes - 2018 Winter Rankings
Nearly five hundred senior girls - including 83 of the Top 100 - have already signed or verbally committed to college programs. With so many commitments, our Winter Recruiting Class rankings could not be more timely. TRN and YTEX are proud to present the Top 25 Women's College Tennis Recruiting Classes of 2018.
Good Starts Boost January Aces
Another junior slam title for an American boy, more success in Europe for USA’s 14-and-under team and big Challenger titles for a couple of former college standouts lead the list of January’s top performances. Find out which 14 players made the cut for January's Aces.
Extended Travel Plans Leads Alshon To Virginia
Christian Alshon took his mother's advice and decided to extend a recruiting trip. The blue chip junior made a visit to Virginia and instantly knew he'd found the right college for him. Alshon verbally committed to play for the defending NCAA champion Cavailiers.
How College Coaches Make Lineup Decisions
Choosing a lineup to start a season is not an exact science. Various factors are considered before sending players out to the courts for each college match. This month's Coaching Roundtable panel discusses how lineup decisions are made and how things can change throughout the next few months.
Cal Endows Men's Head Coaching Position
The University of California, Berkeley received a $3 million endowment to fund the head men's coaching position for tennis. The position will be named the Peter Wright Director of Men's Tennis once current head coach Peter Wright decides to retire.
Top Men's Classes - 2018 Winter Rankings
As we move toward the end of January, the senior class of the Class of 2018 has been moving forward. As of today, over 900 seniors have reported commitments to college tennis programs, and more are making verbal commitments each and every week. The decision-making will continue, but the end of January is a good time to check in on where where things stand. Today, TRN and YTEX Strings are excited to bring you their poll of the Top 25 Men's College Tennis Recruiting Classes.
Talking Player ID and Development With USTA's Kent Kinnear
As the USTA’s Director of Player ID and Development, Kent Kinnear serves as the liaison between the organization and all competitive 14-and-under tennis players in the country. That’s a daunting and wide-ranging responsibility, but Kinnear has prepared for it with decades of experience on all levels of tennis. He recently sat down with Colette Lewis for an expansive Q&A about the player development programs.
Kotzen Goes Back To His Roots With Columbia Commitment
Blue chip junior Alexander Kotzen engaged in a thorough recruiting search, visiting 10 schools and hiring a consultant to help research his options. In the end, Kotzen decided to commit to Columbia, which is located only a few blocks from where he attended elementary school.
Where Are They Now? Cameron Is All Business at Amazon
Former blue chip Bobby Cameron uses the same competitive mindset to make sales as a program manager for Amazon.com as he did on the tennis court. Cameron played three seasons at the University of Tennessee and was ranked as high as No. 5 nationally in doubles and No. 20 in singles.
Emory Makes Memorable Trek To Thailand
The Emory women's tennis team recently took a two-week trip to Thailand that exposed them to new things and brought them closer together. Among their many excurisions was a memorable mountain trek to a hill tribe village to sleep in a bamboo hut.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Walker Stearns and Reagan Miley
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Walker Stearns and Reagan Miley.
Eight Intriguing Questions for 2018
Colette Lewis is back with her annual intriguing questions column, where she takes a short break from tournament coverage to look at the bigger picture in the sport of tennis. This year's column includes ATP's Next Gen format changes, live streaming, UTR, Whitney Osuigwe's future and more.
Texas Tennis Finally Has a Place to Call Home Again
The University of Texas has a new home for its tennis programs. After spending the last three seasons playing at local parks and clubs, the Longhorns are set to debut the Texas Tennis Center, which features 12 outdoor courts, 1,500 seats, a sprawling weight room, locker rooms and a player's lounge.
Hot 100 List - January '18
Today we announce the January 2018 edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.
Shvets Feels Right At Home At Princeton
Brianna Shvets used to drive by Princeton University with her parents when she was young and wear Princeton T-shirts during her matches. Her longtime dream of playing for her hometown university has become a reality. The blue chip senior from New Jersey has committed to Princeton and received her acceptance letter.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Junmoke James and Brogan Pierce
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Junmoke James and Brogan Pierce.
Blue Chips Zein and Kessler Will Team Up Again at Florida
Blue chip recruits Marlee Zein and McCartney Kessler are both joining the NCAA champion University of Florida Gators, but their paths to Gainesville have been starkly different. The one-time doubles partners are excited to be starting their college tennis journey together, and Florida head coach Roland Thornqvist is thrilled to have them.
Arizona State Men Begin a New Era
Nearly a decade after playing its last dual match, the Arizona State men's tennis team will take the court again on Saturday against Duke - the team the Sun Devils last played. ASU's men's program was disbanded in 2008 in a cost-cutting move by the university. After years of hope and hard work, the program is celebrating its reinstatement this weekend with former players.
Chopra Celebrates Holidays By Winning Boys 16s Titles
Keshav Chopra didn't spend much time celebrating the holidays. The blue chip sophomore was more focused on trying to win the first ball of his career. Chopra doubled his pleasure by capturing gold balls in the Boys 16s singles and doubles at the USTA Winter National Champioships in Florida.
Pielet Lives Up To Top Billing By Winning Girls 16s Titles
Top-seeded Gianna Pielet didn't cower amid high expectations at the USTA Winter National Championships in Florida. The El Paso, Texas resident swept the singles and doubles titles in the Girls 16s division two months after winning the National Indoors title in singles.
Castillo Makes Triumphant Return to Win Girls 14s Singles Title
Midori Castillo Meza just wanted to win one match at the USTA Winter National Championships in Arizona to improve from last year's result. The Chula Vista, California resident accomplished much more. She won the Girls 14s singles title while only losing two sets.
Banerjee Sustains Success With Two Titles in Boys 14s
Samir Banerjee carried over his confidence, mental discipline and maturity stemming from his stellar play at the National Indoor Championships and Orange Bowl to capture the Boys 14s singles and doubles titles at the USTA Winter National Championships in Tucson, Arizona.
Yakoff Makes Full Recovery to Win Two Gold Balls in Girls 12s
Stephanie Yakoff recovered from an elbow injury to return to top form at the USTA Winter National Championships in Arizona. The Fort Lee, New Jersey native won the Girls 12s singles and doubles titles without losing a single set in the tournament.
Quan Makes Dominant First Impression To Win Boys 12s Title
Rudy Quan made a strong first impression in his first national championship. The Roseville, California native dropped only 13 total games in seven matches to capture the gold ball in Boys 12s singles at the USTA Winter National Championships in Arizona.
Spring Star Ratings Period Starts This Week
Twice a year, TennisRecruiting.net updates its Star Ratings - sometimes known as "The Stars". Our next update to the Star Ratings comes in March - and those ratings will be based on players' highest rankings during the next eight weeks - from the week of January 8 to the week of February 26, 2018. We invite players to review their player records to ensure accurate ratings.
Crawley Hits Her Stride On Clay to Capture 18s Title
Fiona Crawley started the new year with the same positive momentum she established in 2017, defeating Sophia Graver 6-1, 7-5 to capture the Girls 18s singles title at the USTA Winter National Championships in Florida. The blue chip sophomore from San Antonio played some of her best tennis to earn another gold ball on clay.
Alshon Finishes Strong To Capture Boys 18s Title
In a bizarre day that started by warming up with his mom and ended by fixing a flat tire, Christian Alshon managed to capture the Boys 18s singles title at the USTA Winter National Championships in Florida. Alshon outlasted Bradley Frye 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 in the final between longtime friends.
This year, some divisions of the USTA National Winter Championships moved from Arizona to the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. Top American junior tennis players from around the country pursued gold balls at the premier tennis facility in the country. Tennis Recruiting and Van Der Meer Academy are scheduled to provide all the details.
To Go Big, First Focus Small
Staying focused on the right objective is a key to playing championship tennis, according to sports psychologist Patrick Alban. In his latest column, he provides a tip to help college tennis players restructure their thought patterns into successful performances under pressure.
Mullins: Techinque Change Leads To Pain Relief
Dave Mullins struggled with chronic back pain throughout his tennis career. He tried every possible solution before a physiotherapist suggested changing the techinque of his serve. It worked like magic and has enabled Mullins to spend hours and hours more on the court.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Phasu Sirinit, Laurel Sullivan
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Phasu Sirinit and Laurel Sullivan.
Junior Performances Highlight December Aces
With the fall college season ending last month and a diminishing number of professional events in December, this month’s top performances came primarily from the big junior tournaments in Florida. Find out which players earned a spot in the December Aces.
Nonprofit Brings Tennis to Elementary Schools
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis coach Paul Settles runs a nonprofit that teaches tennis to local elementary schools. The 12-week program reaches more than 200 students and culminates with a big tournament at the CMS facility each year.
Kourkina Relieves Stress by Committing to Vanderbilt
Dasha Kourkina wanted to relieve the stress and anxiety brought on by the college recruiting process. Once she visited Vanderbilt, the blue chip junior from Brooklyn found her solution. She verbally committed to play for the Commodores.
How College Programs Develop Leadership
How important is leadership in college tennis? How do teams select captains? Is it hard to find leaders in a largely individual sport? We asked a panel of coaches how they develop leadership in their programs in this month's Coaching Roundtable.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Sophia Reddy, Jeffrey Dewald
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Sophia Reddy and Jeffrey Dewald.
Kalieva Wins, History Made At Junior Orange Bowl
Elvina Kalieva won the Girls 14s title, Japan entered the record book with sweeps of the Boys 12s and 14s crowns and Linda Fruhvirtova added to her December trophy collection at the Junior Orange Bowl. Colette Lewis of Zoo Tennis has it all covered.
Mother's Influence Helps Harvard-Bound Eason
Rachel Eason has a role model close to home in her mother, who has raised her as a single parent. They were able to celebrate together last week when Eason received her admitance letter from Harvard. The blue chip senior will begin playing for the Crimson in the fall of 2018.
Zhu Carries Quiet Confidence to Penn
Kevin Zhu recevied his admittance letter from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of business last week. The blue chip senior from Houston will bring a quiet confidence to the Penn roster once he arrives in the fall of 2018.
Hot 100 List - December '17
Today we announce the December edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Kacie Harvey, Ohm Sharma
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Kacie Harvey and Ohm Sharma.
Osuigwe Ends Impressive Year with Orange Bowl Title
Having already clinched the title of ITF World Junior Champion, Whitney Osuigwe made collecting a second Orange Bowl title her focus at the last International Tennis Federation Grade A of the year. The 15-year-old put the finishing touches on a strong season with a 6-1, 6-2 win in the final.
Beating The Odds To Play College Tennis
Teon Manzie was raised in a rough neighborhood in Cleveland. He was introduced to tennis through a nonprofit organization and dreamed about playing in college. Despite not playing many tournaments and never being ranked, Manzie received a scholarship to play at Union College.
The Name Game: Brigham Signs with BYU
By name alone, Brigham Andrus seemed destined to attend Brigham Young University from the moment he was born. The Highland, Utah, native signed to play for BYU during the early signing period and will join the Cougars after serving a two-year Mormon mission. His older brother has also signed to play for BYU.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Ashe Ray, Megan Polnet
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Ashe Ray and Megan Polnet.
Five Americans Capture Eddie Herr Titles
Five Americans won singles titles at the 31st Eddie Herr International Championships. Whitney Osuigwe won the ITF title, Katrina Scott and Ron Hohmann earned 16s championships and Vivian Ovrootsky and Juncheng “Jerry” Shang took home titles in the 14s and 12s, respectively.
Duke-Bound Johns Puts Sportsmanship First
Atlanta's Garrett Johns has committed to Duke. The blue chip junior is known for more than just his success on the court. He's known for his good sportsmanship and compassion for others.
Where Are They Now? Loeb Trades Tennis for WWE
Former five-star recruit Jenna Loeb has stepped off the tennis court and into the wrestling world. The Wake Forest graduate is the Talent Travel Manager for the World Wrestling Entertainment. If you see a WWE wrestler in an airport, you can credit Loeb for making those flight plans.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Noah Gampel, Nejla Zukic
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Noah Gampel and Nejla Zukic.
November Aces End Season Strong
Tennis players begin to set goals for 2018 as winter approaches, while striving to end the season on a positive note. The 18 current and former collegians and juniors in this month's Aces had results in November that are sure to keep them motivated during their brief off-season.
Gallagher Ready To Begin College At 16
Blue chip Sedona Gallagher is graduating from high school two years early so she can begin attendng the University of Washington. The 15-year-old signed her National Letter of Intent during the early signing period two weeks ago.
What College Programs Tried to Achieve in the Fall
What were college programs trying to achieve during the fall season? How different are the goals in the fall compared to the spring? We asked several coaches how they approached the fall in the latest edition of our Coaching Roundtable.
Spotlight Players of the Week - Amara Young, Gary Fishkin
Each week TRN shines the spotlight on a boy and girl player randomly selected from our class ranking lists. Beyond match scores and tournament results, the players reveal more about their interests and personalities. Get to know Amara Young and Gary Fishkin.
Considering Change: ATP's Next Gen Experiments (Part 2)
The ATP experimented with no fewer than nine proposals to streamline the game at the Next Gen Finals in Milan. Part 2 of a two-part series explores playing lets on serve, a reduction in medical timeouts and loosening the restrictions on coaching and fan movement during games
Considering Change: ATP's Next Gen Experiments
The ATP experimented with no fewer than nine proposals to streamline the game at the Next Gen Finals in Milan. In Part 1 of a two-part series, Colette Lewis discussed the changes with players, coaches and tournament personnel last week at the ATP Challenger in Champaign, Illinois.
Auburn Women Rocked By Terminal Cancer Diagnosis
Marliss Gruver, the director of operations for the Auburn women's tennis team, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The program is trying to raise money to provide college scholarships for her 12-year-old twin daughters, Jillian and Sloan.
Mullins: Stop Acting Like a Brat On The Court
Certain abnoxious behaviors seem to be imbedded into the tennis culture that people don’t often question and just accept as normal. Columnist and former college coach Dave Mullins thinks they should be questioned and eliminated from the sport for good.
Hot 100 List - November '17
Today we announce the November edition of the Hot 100. The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.