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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 15, 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 31, 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 21, 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 28, 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 19, 2014

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.

December 12, 2014

What Type of Costs Athletic Scholarships Cover - Friday's Scholarship Guide


This edition of Friday's Scholarship Guide will be all about what an athletic scholarship consists of. In other words, if you were to receive a full-ride scholarship, will this scholarship cover everything or are there other costs left to pay for you and your family?

January 09, 2015

Top 4 Reasons College Tennis is the Best Choice for Aspiring Professionals


College tennis has long been an attractive option for American tennis players. Yet, not all choose college, but instead try to turn pro right away. That's even more the case for international tennis players, who bet all on their sport after high school graduation or sometimes even before that, neglecting their education. In this week's Friday's Scholarship Guide we will take a closer look at why and how college tennis is probably the best choice you can make!

May 15, 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 06, 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.

September 18, 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 02, 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.

October 16, 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.

August 14, 2016

The Elimination of Collegiate Tennis Programs: UMBC Tennis


College tennis supporters have to accept - tennis is a sport in constant competition with other collegiate sports programs. While new tennis programs pop up and others are being reinstated, some schools decide to discontinue their tennis programs and tennis legacies die. Today's article by a former collegiate tennis player is about the elimination of the tennis program, which he was part of years ago.

September 27, 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?