About College Tennis Recruiting...!

Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by CityHeightsTennis, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. CityHeightsTennis

    CityHeightsTennis Rookie

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    Hi guys. :)
    If you are good enough (as in rankings on USTA and tennisrecruiting.net) in tennis to make the team, does the coach care about anything else about you?

    For example, do they look at your academics, gpa, sat score, extracurriculars, and all the other stuff?

    Or, if you are good enough to get recruited, you don't need anything else to get into the school?

    ★And my goal is to get into a top academic school that is D3 in tennis. Is this a good idea? or is this trying to take a shortcut and will it hurt me later on?★


    I am really clueless about the recruiting process, so any help would be really appreciated. Thanks!

    Thanks again...:)
     
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  2. tennismom42

    tennismom42 Semi-Pro

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    Yes, of course the coaches look at many variables. They vary from coach to coach. Being a mom, I noticed my the recruiters cared a lot about "a good fit" with the team. Of course they care about GPA, test scores,

    Take a look at a thread that's about 20 posts below this one. It's starts with "moderator.... sticky." That's a very long, but well written paper written by a kid at Furman. He describes the entire recruiting process. All your questions will be answered in there.
     
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  3. CityHeightsTennis

    CityHeightsTennis Rookie

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    thank you!!!! it was a very helpful, useful read!!! ty again!
     
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  4. eeytennis

    eeytennis Semi-Pro

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    Coaches do look at other factors, however, if they want you, they will most likely pull strings for you. Some schools have study hall programs that student-athletes need to attend as well if their admission grades are lower than most and while it might be inconvenient for some, it's certainly a small price to pay for getting into a D3 school when your grades wouldn't be good enough had you not played tennis. I personally don't know any coaches that look at extracurriculars besides tennis so you need not worry about that. Overall, it really depends on the coach and the academic rigor of the school you want to go to.
     
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  5. CityHeightsTennis

    CityHeightsTennis Rookie

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    Thank you for your response. :) I understand what you are saying. But when you mean academic rigor of the school, you are talking about the academic rankings of the schools right? Like the level of the school's academics.
     
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  6. JMS

    JMS Professional

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    Yes that is what he means.
     
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  7. eeytennis

    eeytennis Semi-Pro

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    That's what SHE means. lol:)
     
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  8. CityHeightsTennis

    CityHeightsTennis Rookie

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    haha okay i see. thank you all...!
     
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