Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by hityellowball, Feb 25, 2011.
Pretty big article for college tennis imo
The irony being the topic is about international players, and from a different country :-? haha
Noticed the NCAA Rule change shown in the sidebar,, not part of the main story:
* The National Collegiate Athletic Association passed a bylaw that requires all players start their collegiate career within six months of their high school class graduation
* that law will take effect in August 2012 and is meant to stop older international players from starting as freshmen after unsuccessful attempts in the professional tours overseas
That's a pretty big rule change. So, basically, you have to go right from high school to college. But, what about kids who aren't in traditional high schools, maybe a tennis academy. Also, this can also impact Americans. No longer will young players be able to test out the pro tour (futures, challengers, etc., not accepting prize money) without committing to college right away. Basically you have to decide to go to college right away.
The article's description of the bylaw is a bit incomplete. Players who do not start their collegiate career within six months can still play tennis - they have to sit a year and lose at least a year of eligibility. There is a current form of the bylaw in effect but instead of 6 months, it's a full year.
Thanks for the clarification.
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