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14 (Former) College Tennis Players in the Australian Open Qualifying


Following up on the Friday Scholarship Guide article last week, it's time for the first Grand Slam tournament of the year: The Australian Open. The qualifying events are in its final rounds and 14 college tennis players had a high enough ATP ranking for a spot in the draw. See below who's been playing, what college they play(ed) for and who still has a chance of making it to the main draw.

January 08, 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!

January 01, 2015

Why Doing Research About Colleges Increases Your College Experience - Friday's Scholarship Guide


Doing research about colleges gives you an important idea about where you could see yourself taking your bachelor's degree. This week's Friday's Scholarship Guide will be about why and how to best compare colleges, including two website suggestions, which will make your search a fun and entertaining activity.

December 25, 2014

What Being Eligible Means for NCAA-D1 Schools - Friday's Scholarship Guide


In order to be declared eligible by the NCAA Eligibility Center all athletes undergo a screening process on the basis of athletic and academic criteria. This week's Friday Scholarship Guide is about NCAA eligibility criteria for entering freshmen in Division 1 teams. We'll cover NCAA Division 2 and NAIA in separate blog articles at a later stage.

December 18, 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 11, 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?

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.

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.

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 06, 2014

How to Pick the Right Channel to Contact College Coaches - Friday's Scholarship Guide


This week we will cover the five main channels, a prospective student athlete can use, to get in contact with college coaches. Every single channel has advantages and disadvantages you should know about, in order to pick the right channel for 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.

October 09, 2014

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.