Will I make it in college tennis

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  1. TheRebelofPrince

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    Im a senior in high school whose thinking abou tplaying at a d3 or d2 level in college, i didnt play on the team last two years because my heart wasn't realy into tennis then, i regained my love of tennis during the summer and have been practicing and training ever since. Im an defensive baseliner/counter puncher, who has a ken rosewall slice backhand return of serve. These are my stats

    Serve-6.5/10 (better placement then power)
    Forehand-8.5/10 (slive-7/10)
    backhand-8/10 (Slice-9/10)
    Volley-7/10
    Returns-BH-9/10 (slice master)
    FH-8/10
    Conditioning-7/10
    Heart-10/10 ( I NEVER GIVE UP!)

    More to come later

    Would i make it in collegiate tennis?
     
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  2. jrod

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    With a post like that, the question should read: "will I make it in college?"

    Seriously, what information did you provide that would allow anyone to make any kind of determination?

    You'll need to post a video (preferably of match play) and all of your tournament stats (W/L, opponents, etc.) if you want a legitimate answer.
     
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  3. skyzoo

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    You'll go D1 for sure with most likely a full ride to Stanford. These were Devon Brittons exact stats
     
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  4. Joeyg

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    I'm shocked that Fedace isn't recruiting you to "Standford" at this very moment.
     
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  5. eagle

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    Based on your self-assessment stats, you should be able make it to a college team and do well.

    As noted earlier, perhaps a video during match play would help folks here help give you a quick but objective evaluation of your potential.

    But be forewarned, you might get reviews that are not so flattering or encouraging.

    r,
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  6. skyzoo

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    Im confused though. Whats a 10?
     
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    That one made me laugh. :)
     
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  9. jrod

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    Precisely. We've all seen just how precislely calibrated everyone who posts here is in terms of ability, so all we need is a simple little reference point to understand just how good the OP really is.

    How about J011y? I heard he was as close to a 10 as anyone...
     
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  10. jserve

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    Nope. Not if you can't advertise your abilities better than what you did in your post. A college coach is interested in match play ability and results. The information provided has neither.
     
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  11. skyzoo

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    hahaha the joke goes on. more or less a world class player.
     
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  12. gameboy

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    I am curious, why 8.5 for forehand and not 8 or 9? Do people need to start rating themselves in 100 point scale since 1 to 10 is just not fine enough? :)
     
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  13. stanfordtennis alum

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    play some tments, get a ranking, talk to coaches
     
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  14. Ken Honecker

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    How quickly they forget! No really I'm glad your heart transplant went so well.

    Enough with the ribbing can you beat anyone? If not the answer is no. Can you beat everyone? Then the answer is maybe. If there is a college nearby the easiest thing would be to contact the coach there and ask him what he looks for in a player. Maybe with a little wheedling you could arrange 5 minutes to show him your game. Then you would know. However if you are suddenly dreaming of tennis because you haven't saved anything for college and have visions of getting a free ride you had better be able to Golden Set everyone on your High School team. But good luck to you because tennis is a great, great, game.
     
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  15. kimbahpnam

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    no.

    10 char
     
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  16. skyzoo

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    thats illegal under NCAA rules. injury= lawsuit
     
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  17. Ken Honecker

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    OK, fine call it a friendly game. Or ask if there is a time when you and your buddy might be playing on the court when he might just happen to walk by and stop to tie his shoe. Or ask if you can hit with the team some time. I've seen that suggestion offered up on this board many times.

    I suppose there are all sorts of NCAA rules and I'm also sure coaches know a lot of ways around them. We aren't talking tackle football with 300 pound guys jumping on top of you on cement, we are talking a non contact sport where if you can't play 10 minutes without hurting yourself you aren't much.
     
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  18. TheRebelofPrince

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    i meant heart in will, not physical heart, u idiots
     
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  19. jrod

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    Careful there rebel-child...you've already established your membership among the idiot-clan by claiming that a 4.5 club player could beat Connors. You don't want them turning on you....
     
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  20. Venetian

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    I think he was well aware of that.
     
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  21. ttbrowne

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    Well, You should go for it. However, Your problem is that you haven't been competing against top players. There's a difference between hitting your shots...and hitting your shots against a top player. But since you"re not talking D1...I think you can go for it and have fun doing it.
     
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  22. Datacipher

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    Not to be mean, but what chance does a jackass (that said this to a girl who at least posted a vid) who didn't play at all have?
     
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  23. denj3325

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    That link leads to a Vince Mcmahon Theme Song... It would be pretty funny if thats the video she actually posted
     
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