Am I college tennis material?

Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by lptennisjohn, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. lptennisjohn

    lptennisjohn New User

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    Hi, I'm going into my senior year in high school. Last year, I played number 2singles and was 16-3 and made the all district and all state teams. I have played in many USTA's, and my final ranking was 23 in my section. This year, I will likely play number 3 singles, we have a great freshman coming up to play 1.

    I didn't start playing tennis until my frosh year. I am 6'7 and 195 lbs. I hit a semi western forehand and love the kick serve.

    I've been checking out D3 schools in Indiana.
     
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  2. lptennisjohn

    lptennisjohn New User

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    And I have been contacted by a few D2's and multiple d3's
     
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  3. Pleepers

    Pleepers Professional

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    Just depends on the school...
     
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  4. nadalfan4life

    nadalfan4life Rookie

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    Where do you go to school.
     
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  5. USERNAME

    USERNAME Professional

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    How much and how hard do u train? Do u live in a big and/or tough section? (i.e. Florida, Cali, Texas etc.) Do u have a national ranking and whats ur overall record? All these things factor into a playing career and the fact that ur 6'7" will also help quite a bit if u r pretty good.
     
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  6. Birke

    Birke Rookie

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    Well, since they've contacted you...then you're tennis material

    haha :D
     
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  7. USERNAME

    USERNAME Professional

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    Jus cause he's been contacted doesnt mean he has a spot on the team. It means the coach wants to see him and his record and possibly a resume. Until u sign a contract, an LOI, or have ur name on the roster, u aint in. Iv seen people contacted by multiple schools and not recruited alot. It really sux.
     
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  8. T10s747

    T10s747 Rookie

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    There is a spot for you in college tennis, it all depends on what level. To enhance your chances, develop your serve & volley game and play a ton of doubles coming in on bought 1st & 2nd serves. With your size, coaches will appreciate your double prowess. You will also find it hard to compete on the baseline against the grinders and jackrabbits.
     
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  9. fruitytennis1

    fruitytennis1 Professional

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    Grinders are pretty much the % in 5.5 and up till professionals arent they???
     
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