Friday Scholarship Guide

How to Contact College Coaches to Successfully Get a Scholarship

Are you new to the recruiting process and wonder who you should contact? Is it even ok to contact coaches and how should you tackle this issue? This short 4-step guide will outline the most important aspects you should pay attention to when getting in contact with college coaches. It's easier than you think.

April 14, 2016

3 Reasons Why Potential Matters To College Tennis Coaches

Whether your level of tennis allows you to play in the starting 6 of a collegiate tennis program is an important question. And there will be no way around this in the recruiting process. But don't underestimate "soft" factors like you as a person and to what degree coaches look out for positive signals about your personality and motives - indicators which tell a great deal about the potential, you may or may not have inside you.

October 30, 2014

When to Start Looking at Universities and Contacting Coaches - Friday's Scholarship Guide

Are you still in high school and think occasionally about applying for an athletic scholarship at a US College? Are you unsure whether it would be the right choice or whether it would be better to go pro? Make a decision as soon as possible because time is running out.

November 20, 2014

How to Maximize Your Chance of Getting an Athletic Scholarship - Friday's Scholarship Guide

The key to increasing your chance of getting an athletic scholarship is contacting the right coaches. Sounds easier than it is though, and many people struggle with this task. That's why we advise you how to go about it in this week's issue of Friday's scholarship guide.

November 27, 2014

How to Produce a High-Quality Recruiting Video to Get a College Tennis Scholarship

College coaches who recruit you without having seen at least some visual material of your tennis level are rare. If you want to land a tennis scholarship, make sure you present your skill set in a great highlight reel. Today's Friday Scholarship Guide is about producing this one great video that helps you find a way to play college tennis.

December 04, 2014

How to Identify Whether You Are Good Enough to Play College Tennis in the United States

This edition of Friday's Scholarship Guide will introduce you to a tool, which will revolutionize college tennis recruiting. A new ranking system created by Universal Tennis Rating lets you compare the level of tennis in college to yours. That way you'll see within a minute whether you are good enough for a certain team or not.

May 14, 2017

5 Questions to Ask College Tennis Coaches Before Signing

Today's Friday Scholarship Guide is about how to fulfil the ultimate dream of yours: Having a great overall experience at the college of your choice. For most students it's all about their undergraduate degree, student life, and other extracurricular activities. But for student-athletes, a major deciding factor is the athletic part of college life: college tennis. Read about the key questions to ask college coaches to find out whether you would make a good match.

March 05, 2015

Why College Coaches (Tennis) Care Where an Athlete is From

Where are you (the athlete) from, where do you live and why does it matter? Coaches of men's and women's tennis teams care for several reasons, but foremost because coaches need to identify how strong you are in reality. Find out more about how your residency is an excellent starting point for exactly that.

June 11, 2015

8 Things to Consider Before Writing To a College Coach

Are you looking for an athletic scholarship and you're just about to contact college coaches for the first time? Or maybe you have done so already, but your e-mail inquiries didn't turn out as successful as you had hoped? But don't worry about it too much! Read about our 8 useful tips for your messages to college coaches.

August 06, 2015

Effect on College Tennis Due to Increased Prize Money on the ITF Pro Circuit

The ITF raised the prize money on the men's and women's tour for the years to come. This also has an impact on college tennis players; it does so on those in a college squad who consider giving it a try professionally. But also on those junior players who picture their future in a college team on an athletic scholarship.

October 01, 2015

Top 4 Things on a College Coach Recruiting Checklist

It's recruiting season in college tennis and coaches are currently evaluating a big number of potential recruits they come across. But how do they assess the players? What's their #1 priority when looking at a prospect? In other words, what is their checklist of things a tennis recruit needs to fulfill? In today's Friday Scholarship Guide we offer you our take on it.

November 03, 2016

The Reliability of the UTR System

The Universal Tennis Rating is getting more and more relevant in the world of tennis. In the college tennis universe, it has already been established as an everyday tool used by tournament organisers, college coaches and prospective student athletes. Today's Friday Scholarship Guide is a guest blog by Tennis Coach Alex Slezak, who looked into the reliability of the UTR himself.

November 17, 2016

4 Tips for Making a Great Recruiting Video

No matter where and how coaches get in front of your video, it could be your entry ticket in a college team. On the contrary, a poorly done recruiting video can do a lot of harm to your plans and drive coaches away. Check out to see what makes coaches keep watching and NOT click the "pause" button.

February 02, 2017

Should I Play College Tennis?

Over and over again, we are faced with the same questions and concerns of good players who are not sure whether college tennis really is the right decision for them. Today's Friday Scholarship Guide is a collection of these typical questions, based on a phone call with a potential future recruit.

February 16, 2017

Number of Scholarships in College Tennis

You clicked on the link to this article, which indicates that you are looking for a scholarship at college. Look no further, this is the right place for you to find all the information you are in need for! Maybe you're the mum or dad of a daughter or son who is looking to play college tennis on a scholarship. Also then, look no further; you'll find the answers to your questions related to athletic scholarship money in this edition of our Friday Scholarship Guide!