minimum ranking?

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  1. T-fighter

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    What is the minimum ranking you need to play college tennis in the Usa?

    According to this chart I would be a 5.0 player over there, but if I look at some of the videos in this thread it looks like the minimum requirements are a lot lower.
    Most videos look more like 3-3.5 players.

    Am I correct?
     
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  2. tennis_pr0

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    It just depends on what school you play at. Some D 3 schools you can be a 3.0 and play, while some big D 1 schools you might need to be a 5.5-6.0. If you are a 5.0, you should have no problem playing for a good school.
     
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  3. T-fighter

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    Ok thanks. By the way, I was just curieous about the level of play. College tennis isn't for me, since I'm 28 en allready working for 5 years.
     
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  4. T-fighter

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    Had I only know this 10 years ago ...
     
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  5. stanfordtennis alum

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    all depends on the school..
     
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  6. Datacipher

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    It's extremely implausible that you were a legit 5.0 10 years ago, and didn't know about college tennis.
     
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  7. Bolivian Ace

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    If you lived un the US maybe, but this guy is from overseas!!!
     
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  8. Datacipher

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    I know Bolivian Ace, and were he from a small country in Africa...maybe?? Even there, I think a 5.0 junior would indeed, hear about college scholarships! Maybe even MORESO!!! But he is from the UK....um....they have scholarships right there!
     
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  9. tennismom42

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    I've known some in D3 schools that easily have 5.5 mens players. AGAIN, kids & parents need to get the following into their heads:

    First, Many stellar players (mens 5.5 and above) can and do play for D3, naia, ccc, etc. They do this for a variety of reasons. Many of those schools are EXTREMELY competitive, i.e Emory.

    Secondly, the kid needs to pick the school first, then the athletic program. Each player is just one injury away from being done, i.e. Ian Chadwell.

    So know this: use a search engine to find the good-fit, affordable schools, that offer various levels of play (D1-3, NAIA, etc.) Make no assumptions about the quality of the teammates, coachesor school. Instead, visit and see for yourself. And for heaven's sake don't assume you want to go to a particular school just because the name of it "sounds good!"
     
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  10. gw795

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    Do colleges usually look at your record at school?
     
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  11. Falloutjr

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    Unless you live in SoCal, it will probably be overlooked. Tournament results, match play results, and personal workouts will be more enticing to a coach.
     
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