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Gmedlo
09-20-2008, 09:14 PM
Say I was looking for a college with a great Kinesiology and Physical Therapy (graduate) program, with strong general biology courses as well, that a 1-3 star recruit could play on, OR a school with the academic requirements above that has a very strong/active club team. Just list them off if you know of any at all that meet most of the above requirements!

Schools with sunny weather are preferred, but I'm open to anything if the experience makes up for the poor weather (I'm from washington, after all, almost anything is a step up in terms of tennis weather.)

Thanks

OleNole
09-23-2008, 07:20 AM
tennisrecruiting.net

you can look at all the varsities from D1-D3.

I only really know about the northeast. You might have a chance to play varsity at UConn if you're willing to go that far away; I think we have a solid Kinesiology program. I think Quinipiac has Physical Therapy, you might be able to play there too. Both are D1 programs.
I would say your best bet if you want a school with kinesiology is probably playing club at a bigger D1 school. Perhaps Clemson, Georgia Tech, maybe the UC's. Is Johns Hopkins out of your reach academically?- I would imagine a bio degree from there could get you into any PT grad program.

JLyon
09-23-2008, 08:25 AM
this why American players are not being seen playing college tennis. No disrespect but start looking at colleges YOURSELF for the academics and then rank as far as tennis. Unless you are pro material Academics should trump tennis.
do not have others do the work for you, be active and go out searching so you have a more personal feel and not 100 different opinions on the same school.

10isDad
09-23-2008, 09:15 AM
^^^ I really wanted to say something similar but then TennisCoachFLA will say I'm rude and have nothing to offer. Well stated, JLyon, I whole-heartedly agree - do the work yourself. If you need help, start with Google. You can find LOTS of info there.

Gmedlo
09-23-2008, 06:35 PM
When did I say I was putting playing tennis at a school in front of academics? Did it come across that way? Heck, my whole premise was finding a college that has a great kinesiology/PT/sports med department, that I'd be able to play ANY type of tennis at (I even mentioned club...). I made sure to mention what I was looking for academically before I mentioned anything about tennis as well.

And what about my post made you think that I WASN'T doing research on my own? Why not tap the resources on this forum, which, after all, is simply a method of sharing opinions?

Some of the posters on here have been around the college tennis scene for decades. Researching with what little time I have in the next 6-12 months (I'm a junior) couldn't put a dent in the vast amount of knowledge present on these boards, and truthfully, the information I'm looking for is difficult to find, even online.

And yes... I have been scouring tennisrecruiting.net whenever I have had time, probably for the past 3 months.

Thanks olenole- and no, johns hopkins isn't out of my reach (sadly I think this makes my decision regarding colege even more difficult :/)

appppppppple
09-23-2008, 07:30 PM
i know UT is good

kctennis1005
09-23-2008, 08:04 PM
for college stuff check talk.collegeconfidential.com.....good stuff there about college academic stuff. for tennis stuff whats ur tennisrecruiting rank?

10isDad
09-23-2008, 08:07 PM
And what about my post made you think that I WASN'T doing research on my own?

The command form of the title of your post: Find me a college!

In any case, I have do have a suggestion. There is a D-II college in west Phoenix that is re-starting the men's tennis team after a fairly long hiatus. They do have an exercise science/kinesiology program. Not sure how good the program is, but the tennis coach is a wonderful guy.

The team is supposed to start up in the spring of 2009, so my guess is he would be looking for players currently.

The school is Grand Canyon University and the coach's name is Greg Prudhomme. You can find his contact info on the website.

dennis10is
09-24-2008, 05:39 AM
this why American players are not being seen playing college tennis. No disrespect but start looking at colleges YOURSELF for the academics and then rank as far as tennis. Unless you are pro material Academics should trump tennis.
do not have others do the work for you, be active and go out searching so you have a more personal feel and not 100 different opinions on the same school.

To the OP, yes..indeed your original post was ill phrased and you gave a bad first impression.

I would suggest something more humble...if you are capable of such a thing.

Example:

Need help in searching for suitable college

Hello, I'm a serious tennis player in high school, (provide background here).

I'm interested in attending a college that has the following academic specialties. List those. Additionally, I'm interested in either playing on the tennis team (list level here). Failing that, I would like to know schools that have strong club teams. If it is at all possible, could you suggest school that are located in lower lattitude with warmer weather. I would like to play tennis year round (this we know is the code word for you wanting to look at coeds in skimpy shorts and t-shirt but we understand)

Isn't this a much better way to phrase it than...

Find me a college.

Gmedlo
09-24-2008, 01:20 PM
To the OP, yes..indeed your original post was ill phrased and you gave a bad first impression.

I would suggest something more humble...if you are capable of such a thing.

Example:

Need help in searching for suitable college

Hello, I'm a serious tennis player in high school, (provide background here).

I'm interested in attending a college that has the following academic specialties. List those. Additionally, I'm interested in either playing on the tennis team (list level here). Failing that, I would like to know schools that have strong club teams. If it is at all possible, could you suggest school that are located in lower lattitude with warmer weather. I would like to play tennis year round (this we know is the code word for you wanting to look at coeds in skimpy shorts and t-shirt but we understand)

Isn't this a much better way to phrase it than...

Find me a college.

No reason for the ad hominem and assumptions; you're giving a very "bad first impression". Personally, I don't think the above rewording of my OP is a better way to "phrase it", especially when I am wanting to show enthusiasm rather than seeming apologetic for asking a question.

OleNole
09-24-2008, 01:54 PM
Perhaps "Help me find a college!" ?

At any rate, if you really think you've got a shot at Hopkins, (top 5% in your class, 2200 SATs, plus extracuriculars, etc.) I'd advise you to look at top academic schools where you could play club tennis (you'd probably want/have to be a bio major at most). On your coast that means the UC's, USC, Pomona, Pitzer, CMS schools. On mine Hopkins, Cornell, UNC, and Georgia Tech. In the middle Texas, Rice, Vanderbilt, Northwesten, Michigan. If you really want to play varsity, you might have a shot at some NESCAC schools, Case Western, Washington U in St. Louis, Holy Cross (D1 I believe), Villanova, definately Swarthmore is worth a look. As you can see, there's really tons of options, so this is something you'll need to put alot of time into thinking about and researching on your own, with you parents, and with your coach(es).
A degree from any of these schools would get you into most PT programs in the country I would imagine. They'd also be great because most offer a wide variety of options if you change your mind, which many students do once they get to school.

Gmedlo
09-24-2008, 06:40 PM
Perhaps "Help me find a college!" ?

At any rate, if you really think you've got a shot at Hopkins, (top 5% in your class, 2200 SATs, plus extracuriculars, etc.) I'd advise you to look at top academic schools where you could play club tennis (you'd probably want/have to be a bio major at most). On your coast that means the UC's, USC, Pomona, Pitzer, CMS schools. On mine Hopkins, Cornell, UNC, and Georgia Tech. In the middle Texas, Rice, Vanderbilt, Northwesten, Michigan. If you really want to play varsity, you might have a shot at some NESCAC schools, Case Western, Washington U in St. Louis, Holy Cross (D1 I believe), Villanova, definately Swarthmore is worth a look. As you can see, there's really tons of options, so this is something you'll need to put alot of time into thinking about and researching on your own, with you parents, and with your coach(es).
A degree from any of these schools would get you into most PT programs in the country I would imagine. They'd also be great because most offer a wide variety of options if you change your mind, which many students do once they get to school.

Thanks a lot, do you happen to know anything about club tennis at UW? I've been offered an internship in their biology department and there are plenty of in-state full ride scholarships for math/science fields in washington, so it is very appealing to me (and my parent's wallets) right now. I was surprised to find virtually no information on tennisoncampus.com about UW's club tennis, considering how large the school is.

dennis10is
09-24-2008, 06:48 PM
No reason for the ad hominem and assumptions; you're giving a very "bad first impression". Personally, I don't think the above rewording of my OP is a better way to "phrase it", especially when I am wanting to show enthusiasm rather than seeming apologetic for asking a question.

I was a college prof.

The only enthusiasm you show was toward yourself. You've receive multiple comments on your post regarding the manner of your post.

At 17, you must know everything. I'm done.

Gmedlo
09-24-2008, 07:21 PM
I was a college prof.

The only enthusiasm you show was toward yourself. You've receive multiple comments on your post regarding the manner of your post.

At 17, you must know everything. I'm done.

You're entitled to your opinion, even if it is thinking of me as a sex-crazed "17" year old that has his head up his ***, which you scoured up from two posts on an internet message board.

The other posts were regarding the commanding nature of my OP, which I will admit to. You were the only one to mention anything regarding humbleness and some unfounded assumption about a desire to play club tennis to pick up chicks.

But hey, I'm just 16, and you're a former college professor.

scotus
09-24-2008, 08:47 PM
Are you looking for an undergrad or grad program?

UCLA has a great kinesiology program although the department changed its name years ago to physiological sciences. UCLA, as you no doubt know, has a top tennis program, so you will have to be ranked really high to make the team.

Gmedlo
09-24-2008, 09:05 PM
Are you looking for an undergrad or grad program?

UCLA has a great kinesiology program although the department changed its name years ago to physiological sciences. UCLA, as you no doubt know, has a top tennis program, so you will have to be ranked really high to make the team.

Undergrad, but a school that has a PT grad program would be a great option.

I'll look into UCLA's program, I already know I couldn't come close to their tennis team :lol:

SuperJimmy
09-24-2008, 09:06 PM
Thanks a lot, do you happen to know anything about club tennis at UW? I've been offered an internship in their biology department and there are plenty of in-state full ride scholarships for math/science fields in washington, so it is very appealing to me (and my parent's wallets) right now. I was surprised to find virtually no information on tennisoncampus.com about UW's club tennis, considering how large the school is.

I graduated UW in 2005. I don't think there's much in club tennis. There are a few intramural tennis tourneys that are held, but that's about it I believe (atleast when I was there). They do have a lot of courts there spread throughout the entire campus (like 20 not including the indoor Nordstrom courts). If you know anyone going there, probably best just to hit with them. Since I grew up there, a bunch of the players I hit with were the same ones I competed against in junior champs.

There are a lot of league teams around the area (a couple actually play at Nordstrom). That's what I did when I was there.

OleNole
09-25-2008, 07:57 AM
I'm from connecticut, so I don't really know much about club teams out west, but there is a thread on college club tennis. You should check that out.

Nanshiki
09-29-2008, 08:44 PM
UCLA is basically impossible to get into for out of state students... not to mention it's incredibly expensive for a public school.

Julieta
09-30-2008, 04:32 AM
Why are people so hard on the kids who post here?! I read the OP's post after he posted it and I didn't see anything wrong with it. Of course he can research on his own but the purpose of this forum is to ask for help right? You never know who might see a post who can point him in the right direction and save him a lot of time.

tennismike33
09-30-2008, 09:05 AM
Say I was looking for a college with a great Kinesiology and Physical Therapy (graduate) program, with strong general biology courses as well, that a 1-3 star recruit could play on, OR a school with the academic requirements above that has a very strong/active club team. Just list them off if you know of any at all that meet most of the above requirements!

Schools with sunny weather are preferred, but I'm open to anything if the experience makes up for the poor weather (I'm from washington, after all, almost anything is a step up in terms of tennis weather.)

Thanks

Almost ALL Community Colleges in warm weather areas can help you with what you are looking for. Research that avenue, as a CC is more cost effective, you gain 2 years of college playing experience and give D1 schools a chance to see your record improve.

As a college freshman and sophmore you are taking basic classes and required classes for graduation, also an AA Degree in general studies is a great degree with the most transferability. Be careful not to major in a particular area at a CC. Research your 4 year school and get their requirements for a BA degree and take those classes. Look into Citrus College, in Azusa, CA it is right next door to Azusa Pacific University, a great school, both schools have a tennis program I think.