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Friday Scholarship Guide

How Many Scholarships Tennis College Coaches Can Offer to Their Players


If you're a tennis player on the lookout for a sports scholarship at a U.S. college, chances are you're wondering how high a scholarship you can actually receive. Today's Friday Scholarship Guide is about understanding the regulations in order to get you in shape for your upcoming bargaining sessions with college coaches.

May 14, 2015

National Team, Singles & Doubles Championships 2015 in College Tennis


College tennis sees its final highlight of the 2014/2015 season these days. The final rounds of the team championship tournaments are being played as we speak in all divisions across the country: NCAA Division I-III, NAIA, and NJCAA are about to determine their team champions of the season before the singles and doubles tournaments will serve to do the same. Friday Scholarship Guide explains the different events, and recommends you to take a look at some live college action online.

July 23, 2015

NCAA Division II or NAIA Tennis


Everybody interested in college tennis knows about D-I tennis pretty well. But what about NCAA D-II tennis? And NAIA? Sure, there are athletic scholarships, but how strong are the divisions in reality? Time to find out once and forever whether the NCAA D-II or the NAIA is stronger, and how they stack up compared to the elite NCAA D-I.

September 17, 2015

College Tennis Fall Invitationals in September


The college season 2015-16 has finally arrived and is already in full swing. How's that even possible with college tennis being a spring sport and the real season not to be kicked off until 2016? "Fall Invitationals"; a large number of tournaments, which are being held these days across the country. Today's Friday Scholarship Guide will provide you with a visual overview of all the Invitationals college tennis has seen and continues to see in September.

October 15, 2015

College Tennis Fall Invitationals in October


Mid-October and college tennis 2015-16 sees exciting action these days with Fall Invitationals getting players come together to engage in preparation tournaments. At the same time, Regional Championships in all college divisions are currently underway. Just like our first edition on the Fall Invitationals 4 weeks ago, our Friday Scholarship Guide today will provide you with a visual overview of all the events in October.

October 29, 2015

Best Tennis Programs at USTA/ITA Regionals 2015


The USTA/ITA Regionals 2015 are concluded. Some of the prospective student-athletes on Smarthlete have approached us and wanted to know a bit more about how it all works. How many ITA regions (and Regionals) are there within NCAA and NAIA? And what's the reward for those winning?

June 09, 2016

National Team Championships 2016 in College Tennis


The college season 2015-2016 is in the books and all the various college divisions have determined their national champions. Most may have heard of NCAA Division 1 programs Virginia (M) and Stanford (W) adding yet another title to their collection of Championships. But what about tennis in NCAA D2, D3, and the NAIA? Find out all about it in our recap:

July 31, 2016

Which College Tennis Division Is Better: NCAA D-II or NAIA?


One of the most important questions early on in the tennis recruiting process is which coaches to reach out to.
More often than not, junior players consider one division and one division only as preferred option: NCAA D-I - the highest and most competitive division in American college tennis. But which division (4-year colleges & athletic scholarships) is the second strongest? NCAA D-II or the NAIA?

September 26, 2016

How Strong is NCAA D-III Tennis Really?


Playing tennis in NCAA Division 3 schools is often dismissed due to the non-availability of athletic scholarships for student-athletes. But how strong is the division compared to its counterparts NCAA Division 2 and NAIA?

March 11, 2017

College Tennis Rules - Dual Match Formats


Do the exact same rules apply in college tennis compared to the ITF Junior, ATP, or WTA Tour? Find out how the college divisions differ from each other in today's Friday Scholarship Guide.

April 20, 2017

Academic Tests For International Tennis Prospects


If you're an American junior tennis player you are most of the times a student at high school and thus pretty well-informed about the way it works prior to enrolling at college. For Internationals this is a whole different story and very few if any are overly familiar with the academic test score requirements. Let's shed some light on SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and IELTS requirements and especially about when to take the tests in order to find an athletic scholarship on time in this edition of our Friday Scholarship Guide.

December 21, 2017

Register With the Eligibility Center


Should you or should you not register with the Eligibility Center? If so, what Eligibility Center? And what are the implications of doing so?

January 11, 2018

When to Start The College Tennis Recruiting Process


Let's get this straight right from the start: No, you do not need to be quite as young as the kid on the image when you embark on your college tennis recruiting process. :) But you should think through very carefully what to focus on and when to start, as there are quite a number of collegiate coaches who like to be ahead of the crowd in their recruiting work.

February 01, 2018

When to Get Recruited as an International - College Tennis


Very typically, the recruiting process starts later for international student athletes than is the case for their (North-)American peers. Understand the underlying reasons, identify how you can make sure you are on top of things at the right time and get in control of your future recruiting process!