What Are College Coaches Really Looking For?


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Another Great post from the “Parenting Aces” blog.  the blog is a great source of information for a tennis parent.  Below is excerpts.  I advised parents to read the whole article (link below).

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My son has dreamed of playing college tennis since he was 9 years old.  That’s the summer he first went to tennis camp at the University of Georgia.  That’s the summer he got to be on the court with not only the head coach and assistant coach but, more importantly for him at that age, the guys who actually played on the team!  He came home from that first 5-day experience with a new-found commitment to tennis and a goal that has stuck with him ever since.

One parent wrote on ZooTennis.com:  “Personally, I have heard many college coaches repeat ‘We don’t care about the rankings and ratings, we want a player with solid skills, a hungry heart and good work ethics — a player I can develop! AND, they need to be a good student! They should go to regular high school, learn to balance normal life, play other sports growing up!’”

Erica Jasper, Senior Manager of USTA Junior & Collegiate Competition, shared that “in our experience, college coaches use USTA rankings and results as well as the ratings fromTennisRecruiting.net and other ratings sites.  They also look at ITF junior results and rankings, ATP/WTA results and rankings.  If they didn’t do that, they wouldn’t be doing their jobs.  Also note that I said RESULTS.  In our experience, college coaches, at least the good ones, look at results much more so than rankings.”

CLICK HERE to read the whole article

IMPORTANT LINKS:

NCAA Members by Division

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Active.com Guide to Tennis Scholarships

USTA Collegiate Department

USTA College Guide

USTA College Tennis Facebook page

USTA International Player FAQ

ITA Advocacy Department

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