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06-03-2009, 10:51 AM
I´m going overseas to the US from January 2010, and would very much like to find a university to play for.
I´m 22 years old and from Denmark. I have some videos included here if that helps.
I´m having difficulties where to start the search
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTlpRqpm9Kg (spring 2009)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYPkQIckcMA (winter 2008, serving)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhfI1CEwwnw (winter 2008, strokes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdpqZQEZA88 (winter 2008, match play)
06-03-2009, 02:54 PM
Contact some lower ranked Division 2 and 3 schools. When I say lower ranked, I don't mean NOT ranked, just teams 10-25 in the rankings. You might want to check out some NAIA schools as well. Unfortunately, you're too old to play Division 1, but you have the skills to. Check out the site tennisrecruiting.net. They will have all the teams listed you're looking for, as well as coaches names.
06-03-2009, 08:49 PM
also try the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, as a research tool.
06-04-2009, 12:51 AM
can't really help ya out, but i like your backhand though
06-04-2009, 08:12 AM
I am a D3 college coach at Drew University in New Jersey. D3 schools can not offer athletic aid, but can offer academic aid to the point that it can rival the costs of a much less expensive school. Where I coach the costs are very expensive, but over 90% of students get academic aid. My team has players from England, Bulgaria, and Puerto Rico because of this.
You are too old to play D1, but other divisions offer scholarships and you can be eligible. The ability level overlaps between the divisions. We have won our conference 9 straight years and can beat some weaker D1 teams and many D2 teams that offer scholarships.
D3 schools come in all shapes and sizes in most locations across the country. Many are private schools but many are smaller public schools. Costs, therefore, vary a lot, as do the academic levels. The top D3 schools in tennis are some of the best schools academically in the country.
06-04-2009, 08:16 AM
I would also check out www.collegetennisonline.com to search for programs. Where I coach we have a lot of programs in NYC available including a semester at the UN and a semester on Wall Street. There are also study abroad and internships. Make sure that the school matches up for you in terms of costs, tennis ability, and academics.
06-05-2009, 11:31 AM
Questions: Where are you looking to play, which state?
What major would you want to study?
You can try NAIA schools. In Florida, Embry Riddle is a powerhouse in NAIA.
Try John Peterson at Tyler Junior College, Tyler Texas. NO, and I mean NO coach in the US has a better eye for talent.
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