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    why so many 18s quit tennis before college

    I think it depends on how much a person enjoys the sport. College tennis is definitely a commitment, but for those kids who love the sport, they can't imagine college life without it. My kid attended a school that has a period of time from 5-7pm blocked off for athletics and no classes are...
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    Delay graduating from high school vs taking a gap year before college?

    Your daughter could delay graduation by a year and play for a D3 team. The top academic D3 schools have players with UTRs in the +9.5 range. But D3 does not offer athletic scholarships, so if that is the reason for wanting to play D1, then D3 obviously won't work. Also, before you make the...
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    Re: the ‘junior and college tennis a waste of time and money’ thread

    My family's experience with D3 recruiting mirrored that of @BusyMom. My daughter received a likely letter from a non-NESCAC D3 school in the summer before the start of her senior year that also listed the minimum merit award she would be offered. However, the merit award was based on test...
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    UTR Admits Change In Algorithm—Severely Hampers Ability To Raise Rating

    In my experience, the singles UTR is usually pretty accurate. The doubles UTR, on the other hand, is a complete joke. The rating is so inconsistent across age-groups (juniors, college, adults) that the UTR folks should either abolish the doubles rating or go back to the drawing board. That...
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    Am I the only one who hates UTR?

    Just curious if you have kids playing junior tennis?
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    UTR Admits Change In Algorithm—Severely Hampers Ability To Raise Rating

    Well, it happened to my son and his teammates when they were playing a high school match against another school, and they knew the results were not going to be entered in UTR. The coach actually told each of the kids what they were supposed to work on that day.
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    Upcoming changes to USTA junior tournaments

    So does that mean that a player is not confined to playing the tournaments within his section? For example, we live on the border of our region, and many times we would have to drive 6+ hours to play a higher level regional tournament, but if we could have played in another region, the drive...
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    Upcoming changes to USTA junior tournaments

    What are the proposed changes?
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    Injured during the summer as a Rising Senior?

    In my experience having gone through this process with my kids, there is no absolute answer to your question and you should definitely pose this question to the coach at each school on your list. My kids' experiences were that the vast majority of the coaches at the highly selective schools in...
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    UTR Admits Change In Algorithm—Severely Hampers Ability To Raise Rating

    If the higher rated player knows that the match won't count in his UTR, he will be able to take the opportunity to work on a part of his game. This could be beneficial to both players as the lower rated player may get a chance to be involved in more rallies while the higher rated player messes...
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    Injured during the summer as a Rising Senior?

    I agree with @strike1 that your best bet will be with D3 schools. As long as your injury won't impact your play in college, your falling ranking should not be an issue. Have the coaches at Johns Hopkins or UChicago asked you to submit your transcript for a pre-read? If not, I would recommend...
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    USC Men's Head Coach Peter Smith Resigns

    I wonder if he was involved in the Varsity Blues Scandal?
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    Young High school senior graduate and gap year

    I am not familiar with the rules involved in taking a gap year, but thought I would offer some feedback on your son's desire to attend a high academic school. Since "high academic school" is a relative term, if you would be able to provide us with some colleges that your son considers a "high...
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    UTR Admits Change In Algorithm—Severely Hampers Ability To Raise Rating

    Back when UTR was first getting started, they counted all matches. This negatively impacted many of the junior players who played high school tennis and had their results reported to UTR. My son was a 5-star who saw his UTR drop by more than 1 point during high school tennis season because...
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    Am I the only one who hates UTR?

    Once a player plays just a few matches, he will have a UTR.
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