Friday Scholarship Guide

Financial Aid For College Athletes

Going to college and earning an undergraduate degree is the dream of many kids. While the same is probably the case for their parents, the thought of paying for college can quickly cause severe nightmares. Today's Friday Scholarship Guide will be all about the different types of scholarship money and how athletes can tap into more than just athletic financial aid.

October 26, 2017

12 Point Checklist When Signing a NLI

November is just around the corner and there's only a few days left before the start of the Early Signing Period in college tennis. Today's Friday Scholarship Guide is about key things to look out for when signing the NLI!

September 22, 2017

College Tennis: What is Your Annual Budget?

One of the very early questions coaches will ask you is the following: "What's your budget?" Surprised? We understand many athletes are, but in fact you shouldn't be. Let's have a look at why coaches ask this question all the time and how you should best go about it in today's edition of the Friday Scholarship Guide.

June 29, 2017

When You Play College Tennis It's All About The Team

Stephanie Hirsch just graduated from the University of Indianapolis after having been part of the women's team for the last 4 years. She leaves with the best win percentage ever recorded by a Greyhound. We got the chance to speak with her just weeks after her return to Europe. Read our extensive interview about her experience as a college tennis player, what she will remember the most, and why she recommends young fellow tennis players to get an education at college and play for a team.

June 01, 2017

College Tennis at French Open 2017

Week 1 of the French Open 2017 is in the books and it's time to recap the achievements of former collegiate athletes on the clay courts of Paris. How have they been doing in the qualifying events, as well as in the main draws of singles and doubles events?

May 25, 2017

4 Key Tasks Before Contacting College Coaches

There are hundreds of college coaches out there who are looking for future student-athletes. While the majority of them have probably filled their rosters for the upcoming 2017-18 college tennis season, they are always on the lookout for the next badge of players to join in 2018 or 2019.
In this edition of the Friday Scholarship Guide, we give you our "4 Key Tasks Before Contacting College Coaches"!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

January 19, 2017

College Tennis in Australian Open 2017

The much-awaited first Grand Slam of the year sees the first season appearance of a huge number of players, who have sharpened their skills at college in the early years of their career. Find out what schools the players attended and in which conference they competed!

December 15, 2016

2 Academic Focus Areas For Tennis Recruits to Boost Their Chances

You're probably reading this article because you are a solid tennis player (or a parent) with a realistic chance of receiving a scholarship to play college tennis. But all too often young players are not aware of the positive impact a solid academic background may have on their scholarship options. Today's Friday Scholarship Guide will be about the potential upside of the 2 Focus Areas.

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.

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.