Lower level d1 schools

I don't know but again you can check on the UTR Ap. 30 UTR tournaments with players at the level in 7 months so that is 5 a month so am not sure there are enough weekends for that unless this is a new calendar we are using. Moreover, don't forget there is a pandemic going on so indoor matches are not taking place this winter until it is addressed.

You really should get out and research this on the application. Look for UTR tournaments from last year at this time and sere how many have players at the level you indicate will benefit you. The information is there. You just need to put the work in to find it. Nothing comes easy and if you want the info it is there for you if you put the effort fourth. Just like if you want to move from an 8.5 to a 10 UTR in the span of 7 months you will need to put the work in.
Thanks for the continued responses and information I really appreciate it, I was just asking because I am very committed to get my utr up and it would be nice since I’m heading to a tennis academy for the year where I can just focus on tennis training I’m definitely going to put the work in and whatever result comes out good or bad I can live with knowing I put the work in. I’ll let you know what happens come spring time!
 

jcgatennismom

Professional
So let’s say as a hypothetical since I only ever played one utr match and lost hence the low utr. If I play 30 utr tournaments from now to April and I win let’s say more than half of the matches I play and everyone I play has a greater utr than me is it possible to reach a 10 given my current utr (8.64) if yes that’s huge for me
First of all you dont have to play 30 matches-that is the max that counts. Your ranking is projected until you have played around 8 matches. If you go deep in a tournament or if a tournament has a backdraw, you might play 4+ matches in a single weekend. Juniors may play 7-10 matches in a single long tourney. Because every match will be important in achieving a verified ranking, you really dont want to play a tourney until you are sure you are ready to at least be competitive at that level. So first off you need to be playing 8.5-10s in practice matchplay. Do you have UTR membership? You can look up players by location, gender, and UTR level, and UTR has an invite to play button-guess it sends to player's Email. Maybe pay your private coach to watch and offer tips until you get to an academy hopefully in Sept. Once at academy, you should have multiple practice match opportunities a week. Usually Sept and Oct are big months for tourneys with some in Nov over the holiday breaks. If you play tourney Jan-March, you will lose a year of eligibility-that's ok if you know upfront the max you can play is 3 years. Otherwise look at the other divisions if you want to play 4 years.

It's not even the winning that matters with UTR-you lose every match competitively to higher ranked players you could go up. You have no idea really what your UTR is basing it off one match. Your true UTR might be from 7.5-9+. Until you get a few tourneys under your belt, you really cant focus too much on schools except the admissions piece. You may have to apply by Oct for some and later find out they are not good tennis fits. You want to choose a uni where you would be happy even if you didnt play tennis. Also if you make a video and send it to an academy to review, the coaches can probably guesstimate your UTR level.

What states/geo regions would you consider for college, what major, rural/suburban/urban, big or small-what are definite no's. People can also better direct you to schools if they know those other factors. Maybe someone will know of a D2 or D3 that is a good fit. There are even D2s on the Forbes list of top 600 colleges. I have a list of all the tennis programs by division by state on the Forbes college list. In these pandemic times, I would recommend if possible to attend a college within 6 hours driving distance. It's a real hassle going back and forth over longer distances and wondering if you'll have to quarantine when you arrive.

Also buy this for $24 https://www.diycollegerankings.com/college-spreadsheets/ You can see a sample of data before you buy on site-about 50 columns of data on over 1000 colleges that you can filter for the athletic spreadsheets or you can spend $48 for a spreadsheet with about 200 columns of data.
 
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First of all you dont have to play 30 matches-that is the max that counts. Your ranking is projected until you have played around 8 matches. If you go deep in a tournament or if a tournament has a backdraw, you might play 4+ matches in a single weekend. Juniors may play 7-10 matches in a single long tourney. Because every match will be important in achieving a verified ranking, you really dont want to play a tourney until you are sure you are ready to at least be competitive at that level. So first off you need to be playing 8.5-10s in practice matchplay. Do you have UTR membership? You can look up players by location, gender, and UTR level, and UTR has an invite to play button-guess it sends to player's Email. Maybe pay your private coach to watch and offer tips until you get to an academy hopefully in Sept. Once at academy, you should have multiple practice match opportunities a week. Usually Sept and Oct are big months for tourneys with some in Nov over the holiday breaks. If you play tourney Jan-March, you will lose a year of eligibility-that's ok if you know upfront the max you can play is 3 years. Otherwise look at the other divisions if you want to play 4 years.

It's not even the winning that matters with UTR-you lose every match competitively to higher ranked players you could go up. You have no idea really what your UTR is basing it off one match. Your true UTR might be from 7.5-9+. Until you get a few tourneys under your belt, you really cant focus too much on schools except the admissions piece. You may have to apply by Oct for some and later find out they are not good tennis fits. You want to choose a uni where you would be happy even if you didnt play tennis. Also if you make a video and send it to an academy to review, the coaches can probably guesstimate your UTR level.

What states/geo regions would you consider for college, what major, rural/suburban/urban, big or small-what are definite no's. People can also better direct you to schools if they know those other factors. Maybe someone will know of a D2 or D3 that is a good fit. There are even D2s on the Forbes list of top 600 colleges. I have a list of all the tennis programs by division by state on the Forbes college list. In these pandemic times, I would recommend if possible to attend a college within 6 hours driving distance. It's a real hassle going back and forth over longer distances and wondering if you'll have to quarantine when you arrive.

Also buy this for $24 https://www.diycollegerankings.com/college-spreadsheets/ You can see a sample of data before you buy on site-about 200 columns of data on over 1000 colleges that you can filter.
Yes I totally agree I’m actually interested in what my actual utr is
 

jcgatennismom

Professional
Question, do you think it would be better in the long run if I were to go to an academy overseas instead of U. S.? Just a thought
Only if you want to quarantine for 14 days first if they even let you in, but FYI anyway...

Overseas will be more expensive. Check out Soto Academy-think it is more reasonable than some. https://www.sototennis.com/ It's in Spain but it is run by Brits, and some British players train over there. They have a Player's house for players over 18 that board there. I converted the euro prices-$2860 for training per month and $1200 for boarding excluding travel and private lessons. Know of one Brit who went there who plays #1 for his D2 team. Dan Kiernan who is director of the academy also has his own podcast. I think he talks about the philosophy of his academy here:

Overseas trains on clay a lot. However, there may be more tourneys in Europe than US with their club system. I thought about sending my son to France for a month but I think it was $4000 not including the flight.

You may have more year-round players over 18 in Europe. You wont be able to work there like you could PT at a US academy.

Think about your total budget:
Transportation to/fro academy
Group training
private lessons
boarding
coaching, travel, and registration fees for tournaments

Balance that vs the cost of the universities you like. You wont get athletic aid. You have a good chance with 1290 to get merit aid at some schools.
Dont spend so much $ on training that you can't afford college.
Also realize you could play club tennis at a big school

No tennis player has the same route to success however they define it.

Do you know your best surface? Some colleges play mostly indoors, other mostly outdoors, and others a mix. Consider whether to choose a college that mainly plays on your stronger surface. Remember OSU won Indoors one year then lost to Texas and GA outside (maybe GA was a different year) Anyway mostly indoor teams can have a rough adjustment to outdoors. Goes the other way too. Players who live where tennis is played outdoors all year have to adjust to fast indoor courts for northern teams. If you are already playing catch up, you might not want to make it harder by choosing a surface that's not your best. Maybe tho u play the same indoors and out.
 
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Only if you want to quarantine for 14 days first if they even let you in, but FYI anyway...

Overseas will be more expensive. Check out Soto Academy-think it is more reasonable than some. https://www.sototennis.com/ It's in Spain but it is run by Brits, and some British players train over there. They have a Player's house for players over 18 that board there. Dont know the price range. Know of one Brit who went there who plays #1 for his D2 team. Dan Kiernan who is director of the academy also has his own podcast. I think he talks about the philosophy of his academy here:

Overseas trains on clay a lot. However, there may be more tourneys in Europe than US with their club system. I thought about sending my son to France for a month but I think it was $4000 not including the flight.

You may have more year-round players over 18 in Europe. You wont be able to work there like you could PT at a US academy.

Think about your total budget:
Transportation to/fro academy
Group training
private lessons
boarding
coaching, travel, and registration fees for tournaments

Balance that vs the cost of the universities you like. You wont get athletic aid. You have a good chance with 1290 to get merit aid at some schools.
Dont spend so much $ on training that you can't afford college.
Also realize you could play club tennis at a big school

No tennis player has the same route to success however they define it.

Do you know your best surface? Some colleges play mostly indoors, other mostly outdoors, and others a mix. Consider whether to choose a college that mainly plays on your stronger surface. Remember OSU won Indoors one year then lost to Texas and GA outside (maybe GA was a different year) Anyway mostly indoor teams can have a rough adjustment to outdoors. Goes the other way too. Players who live where tennis is played outdoors all year have to adjust to fast indoor courts for northern teams. If you are already playing catch up, you might not want to make it harder by choosing a surface that's not your best. Maybe tho u play the same indoors and out.
Thanks for all the great input you have lots of knowledge! But I found an academy and got contact with the coach it’s where Alex de mineur trsins it would be 1500 euros a month To train and 1000 euros to live with the coach everything included so about the same price as the academy I was going to go to in the U. S. Was just wondering what the better option would be
 

jcgatennismom

Professional
Thanks for all the great input you have lots of knowledge! But I found an academy and got contact with the coach it’s where Alex de mineur trsins it would be 1500 euros a month To train and 1000 euros to live with the coach everything included so about the same price as the academy I was going to go to in the U. S. Was just wondering what the better option would be
Is it in Australia or Spain-think DeMinaur trains in Spain? Read the reviews of the academy. Most academies have a facebook page with reviews or testimonials. Make sure the "academy" isnt just one guy, and that Alex deMinaur didn't just train there one day 5 years ago. People will make claims-some legit, some not. If Alex de Minaur really trained there, his picture is probably on their FB page with the academy in the background. Why would an academy that attracts players like Alex deMinaur decide to train a player who has only played one UTR match? Now maybe it is a big academy with multiple levels. Coaches are hurting for $ after pandemic shutdown so could be legit, but really check it out.
 
Is it in Australia or Spain-think DeMinaur trains in Spain? Read the reviews of the academy. Most academies have a facebook page with reviews or testimonials. Make sure the "academy" isnt just one guy, and that Alex deMinaur didn't just train there one day 5 years ago. People will make claims-some legit, some not. If Alex de Minaur really trained there, his picture is probably on their FB page with the academy in the background. Why would an academy that attracts players like Alex deMinaur decide to train a player who has only played one UTR match? Now maybe it is a big academy with multiple levels. Coaches are hurting for $ after pandemic shutdown so could be legit, but really check it out.
Yes I agree, I was in contact before the pandemic hit so it looks legit I think his coach works at the academy so he trains there. It’s in Spain as well. But do you know what the costs are to the place where the brits are that place looks very nice I shot them an email
 

jcgatennismom

Professional
Yes I agree, I was in contact before the pandemic hit so it looks legit I think his coach works at the academy so he trains there. It’s in Spain as well. But do you know what the costs are to the place where the brits are that place looks very nice I shot them an email
around $4000/mo for boarding and training if I converted euros correctly-doesnt include tournament travel or privates. Other academies in Spain charge $2K a week so that seems reasonable. Legit academies are deciding if they want to take you on as much as you are deciding whether you want to go. https://www.sototennis.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Access Player Information 2019-2020.pdf

If you are willing to, you should post a video on TTW on this board or the adult board/tournament board, asking coaches/ players to estimate your UTR level. You are looking at some high level academies that train top juniors or maybe even young pros. What if you go somewhere and everyone is way above your level? Are there any 10s you can play with near home before you head off to an academy? With my son, we let him play local, then state, then regional, then national jrs, then Futures. You've barely played tournaments and you want to attend academies where players may have played 10-20 tourneys a year for several years. You get better playing higher level players but not if they are too high and just wipe you off the court. Again a legit academy will probably ask for video, and if you arent a fit, they will tell you that you are not ready yet for their program. They will probably ask if you are so serious about tennis why have you only played one tournament? You have to find the right level-knew a 5 star at a 10th grader at a lesser known academy with a lot of personal attention, decided he wanted to train at an academy where one local had played junior grand slams, he even went to a jr iTF in Dubal, and spent a few weeks at IMG. By his senior year, he was barely a 4 star, signed with a MM D1 team, and occasionally he only played one dual match his freshman year. He dropped from a UTR 12.2 his junior HS year to below a UTR 10 3 years later.

All that said, there are athletes with natural abilities and passion that can quickly improve in tennis-they are the exception-you may be one-hard to know without results or video. Does your current coach believe you are ready for high performance training?

Also check the tennis travel board on TTW-they may have info on overseas academies or facilities.
 
around $4000/mo for boarding and training if I converted euros correctly-doesnt include tournament travel or privates. Other academies in Spain charge $2K a week so that seems reasonable. Legit academies are deciding if they want to take you on as much as you are deciding whether you want to go. https://www.sototennis.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Access Player Information 2019-2020.pdf

If you are willing to, you should post a video on TTW on this board or the adult board/tournament board, asking coaches/ players to estimate your UTR level. You are looking at some high level academies that train top juniors or maybe even young pros. What if you go somewhere and everyone is way above your level? Are there any 10s you can play with near home before you head off to an academy? With my son, we let him play local, then state, then regional, then national jrs, then Futures. You've barely played tournaments and you want to attend academies where players may have played 10-20 tourneys a year for several years. You get better playing higher level players but not if they are too high and just wipe you off the court. Again a legit academy will probably ask for video, and if you arent a fit, they will tell you that you are not ready yet for their program. They will probably ask if you are so serious about tennis why have you only played one tournament? You have to find the right level-knew a 5 star at a 10th grader at a lesser known academy with a lot of personal attention, decided he wanted to train at an academy where one local had played junior grand slams, he even went to a jr iTF in Dubal, and spent a few weeks at IMG. By his senior year, he was barely a 4 star, signed with a MM D1 team, and occasionally he only played one dual match his freshman year. He dropped from a UTR 12.2 his junior HS year to below a UTR 10 3 years later.

All that said, there are athletes with natural abilities and passion that can quickly improve in tennis-they are the exception-you may be one-hard to know without results or video. Does your current coach believe you are ready for high performance training?

Also check the tennis travel board on TTW-they may have info on overseas academies or facilities.
Yes will get a video in the coming days and put it out
 

bobleenov1963

Hall of Fame
Balance that vs the cost of the universities you like. You wont get athletic aid. You have a good chance with 1290 to get merit aid at some schools.
I would like to know the list of schools that offer merit aid for someone with 1290 SAT score. My son scored 1590 on the SAT and 36 on the ACT and he got zero in merit aid.

Here in the DMV area, if you're Asians and score lower than 1500 on the SAT or lower than 35 on the ACT , people will seriously question your Asian identity.
 

jcgatennismom

Professional
I would like to know the list of schools that offer merit aid for someone with 1290 SAT score. My son scored 1590 on the SAT and 36 on the ACT and he got zero in merit aid.

Here in the DMV area, if you're Asians and score lower than 1500 on the SAT or lower than 35 on the ACT , people will seriously question your Asian identity.
There are schools that give merit aid for SAT in low 1100s. More often SAT 1200 is floor for merit aid. Isnt your son going to music school-why would SAT score matter there anyway?
 

andfor

Legend
I would like to know the list of schools that offer merit aid for someone with 1290 SAT score. My son scored 1590 on the SAT and 36 on the ACT and he got zero in merit aid.

Here in the DMV area, if you're Asians and score lower than 1500 on the SAT or lower than 35 on the ACT , people will seriously question your Asian identity.
Figured your income was so high due to your software coding/engineering/developer job you wouldn't qualify for or need any aid. Did you and your son even complete a FASFA?
 

bobleenov1963

Hall of Fame
There are schools that give merit aid for SAT in low 1100s. More often SAT 1200 is floor for merit aid. Isnt your son going to music school-why would SAT score matter there anyway?
He is going to Berklee school of music in Boston; Howerver, due to covid-19, the school is operating online so he will be taking gap year. Fortunately, I also purchased tuition insurance so I got tuition reimbursed for this year. He is evaluating his option for next year. In the meantime, he is taking it easy

How can school give out "merit" aid for SAT <= 1200? I thought "merit" aid is given for outstanding academic achievement. I don't think 1200 on the SAT is considered outstanding achievement.
 

bobleenov1963

Hall of Fame
Figured your income was so high due to your software coding/engineering/developer job you wouldn't qualify for or need any aid. Did you and your son even complete a FASFA?
Yes, I did fill out the FASFA application because you never know what will happen between this year and next year. Yes, my income is high due because of my job but you're talking financial aid, not "merit aid". Merit aid is given out for outstanding academic achievement regardless of income. That's why it is called "merit aid".
 

jcgatennismom

Professional
He is going to Berklee school of music in Boston; Howerver, due to covid-19, the school is operating online so he will be taking gap year. Fortunately, I also purchased tuition insurance so I got tuition reimbursed for this year. He is evaluating his option for next year. In the meantime, he is taking it easy

How can school give out "merit" aid for SAT <= 1200? I thought "merit" aid is given for outstanding academic achievement. I don't think 1200 on the SAT is considered outstanding achievement.
Maybe 1200 is an outstanding achievement for a student who does not go to a private school with kids from families of the top .1%, whose parents don't spend thousands on SAT training, etc. There are people that live outside your DMV exclusive bubble. One of those schools that gives merit aid for students with SATs under 1200 aims to be an affordable school in an urban area hoping to attract URM kids from local public schools, foster kids and yet this uni is still on Forbes list of top schools-no it is not in top 150 but still good enough to be on Forbes list. There is no need to be school snob. My daughter finished her PhD coursework and dissertation at another Forbes school in the 500-650 range. She will be working her PhD internship at the nationally ranked children's hospital near your alma mater-she got her 1st choice match and all her grad school was paid for plus a stipend. Ironically my daughter was accepted to a top 100-150 school for undergrad but that school didnt have her major while the other school in the 500-650 range did and had better programs in the health fields. She went with the content not with the brand name, and it worked out well for her.

SAT's relevance is on the decline anyway. Between all the pandemic cancelled testing dates and BLM (is SAT equitable), the days may be numbered for the SAT. The days may be numbered for a lot of expensive colleges too-online isnt worth 60 grand...
Really interesting blog you might enjoy by Prof Galloway of NYU on university value and vulnerability and which are likely to thrive, survive and which will struggle. https://www.profgalloway.com/uss-university
Link to his worksheet. He has a few flagships failing-dont think that makes sense, but most do https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CUs3HrqstC2oV3CF3_di4yW6Y4K_CIrUJNEEHCCKo7A/edit#gid=0
 

bobleenov1963

Hall of Fame
Maybe 1200 is an outstanding achievement for a student who does not go to a private school with kids from families of the top .1%, whose parents don't spend thousands on SAT training, etc. There are people that live outside your DMV exclusive bubble. One of those schools that gives merit aid for students with SATs under 1200 aims to be an affordable school in an urban area hoping to attract URM kids from local public schools, foster kids and yet this uni is still on Forbes list of top schools-no it is not in top 150 but still good enough to be on Forbes list. There is no need to be school snob. My daughter finished her PhD coursework and dissertation at another Forbes school in the 500-650 range. She will be working her PhD internship at the nationally ranked children's hospital near your alma mater-she got her 1st choice match and all her grad school was paid for plus a stipend. Ironically my daughter was accepted to a top 100-150 school for undergrad but that school didnt have her major while the other school in the 500-650 range did and had better programs in the health fields. She went with the content not with the brand name, and it worked out well for her.

SAT's relevance is on the decline anyway. Between all the pandemic cancelled testing dates and BLM (is SAT equitable), the days may be numbered for the SAT. The days may be numbered for a lot of expensive colleges too-online isnt worth 60 grand...
Really interesting blog you might enjoy by Prof Galloway of NYU on university value and vulnerability and which are likely to thrive, survive and which will struggle. https://www.profgalloway.com/uss-university
Link to his worksheet. He has a few flagships failing-dont think that makes sense, but most do https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CUs3HrqstC2oV3CF3_di4yW6Y4K_CIrUJNEEHCCKo7A/edit#gid=0
No one is being school snob. The point about "merit aid" is for outstanding academic achievement. For those URM that you mentioned, there are Pell Grant and Financial Aid from the school, if a student is accepted, more than enough to cover tuition, book, room & board, and even a little of stipend money too. Those URM students couldn't careless between "merit" or "financial" aid. But to call "merit" aid for SAT score < 1200 is insulting.

Yes, I am very aware of Scott Galloway. How can I not? I've seen his face everywhere for the past three weeks getting interviewed from multiple news outlet like PBS Newshour, CNN, MSNBC. Galloway might have his own agenda, I don't know.
 

jcgatennismom

Professional
@bobleenov1963
"But to call "merit" aid for SAT score < 1200 is insulting." Being an elitist is even more insulting. There really is some merit aid regardless of need at universities for students with SATs of 1200 or less (or at least there was a few years ago when my son was researching colleges and scholarships) The average SAT score is about 1060. A 1200 SAT was 74%ile for 2019. It is a solid achievement to perform better than almost three quarters of your fellow students even if there are 3% students that can score 300+ points more. No one will care when a college student graduates what his HS SAT score was.
 

Spadea

New User
There are some guys who get to play at MMs with UTRs of 10s, a few as low as 8 in the lower teams of weaker conferences. You are correct that probably noone is getting a partial scholarship in MM D1 with UTR <11. Many MMs only have rosters of 8. 2 players get sick or hurt, and the walk ons get to play. Now there are big differences in MMs-there are some midmajor conferences with several teams ranked in the top 50-esp AAC, WCC, Big West and also sometimes Conf USA: teams like San Diego, UCF and Santa Barbara are usally top 30 ITA . The MM teams ranked ITA 50-125 (there were about 250 d1 teams in 2019-less now) can be competitive vs some P5 teams-they may be the top teams in average MM conferences. There are a couple really weak MM conferences with no strong teams. To see the top 64 MM men's teams for 2019, check this link https://www.slam.tennis/teams/rankings.asp?season=2019&div=mm&topic=men&week=14 There were teams from AAC, WCC, BigWest, Sunbelt, Mountain West, Southern Conference, Conf USA, A10, ASun, WAC, Big East,Summit, Horizon, Big Sky, Big South, Colonial, Southland, MAAC, and MAC on the list-some conferences only had one team on list . There were no teams from Patriot, NEC, OVC, SWAC, or MEAC on the 2019 list. However, Patriot has had teams on the list in the past, and is a good choice for academic leaning players.

A UTR 10 could get some playing time at 5 and 6 at some teams in the NEC, Patriot, Horizon, MAC, A10, Big Sky, WAC, OVC, MAAC. SWAC, and MEAC conferences. At some of the conferences like NEC and SWAC the weaker teams may play UTR 8s. The MEAC has the widest UTR range with players from UTR 6-12.5 in the top 6 of teams in the conference. Outside the listed conferences, very unlikely a UTR 10 would play unless the D1 team was playing a D3 team.
Yes, you can get some playing time. I played my college career in one of the “weaker” conferences and hovered around a 10.5-11 UTR my whole singles career. I played from anywhere between 3-6. I was always much better in doubles, where I played mostly #1.

With that being said, I only had a 50% scholarship. Now, the coach won’t even consider giving anybody lower than a verified 11.5 utr any type of scholarship, but realistically they should be a 12, to receive anything decent. Times are changing and the playing field is getting stronger. Many people I know come to college with a much higher UTR than they end up having after their first year of playing. Our coach recruited 3 12s, and they all dropped down into the lower 11 UTR range after their first year. That why I said you have to realistically be a 12 or 11 because the majority of the time the player’s UTR drops after the first year of playing. This is depended on whether or no their game translates well to college and if they keep developing or not.

It sounds strange, but it’s harder for American players to find good opportunities regarding scholarships at D1 schools. I can confirm that many schools are having academic scholarships set up for foreign students, where if they maintain a certain GPA, they get tons of extra scholarship. Thats why you see a lot of these mid major schools loaded up with foreign players. Since a fully funded school has 4.5 scholarships, the coach can give every player a 50% Athletic scholarship and then the rest is covered through their “foreign academic program.” Essentially, every player on the team has a full ride. This is what separates a good mid major from a bad one.
 
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andfor

Legend
Yes, I did fill out the FASFA application because you never know what will happen between this year and next year. Yes, my income is high due because of my job but you're talking financial aid, not "merit aid". Merit aid is given out for outstanding academic achievement regardless of income. That's why it is called "merit aid".
Typically even to qualify for merit aid schools require the FASFA be submitted regardless of income. I was just giving you a hard time.
 
Yes, you can get some playing time. I played my college career in one of the “weaker” conferences and hovered around a 10.5-11 UTR my whole singles career. I played from anywhere between 3-6. I was always much better in doubles, where I played mostly #1.

With that being said, I only had a 50% scholarship. Now, the coach won’t even consider giving anybody lower than a verified 11.5 utr any type of scholarship, but realistically they should be a 12, to receive anything decent. Times are changing and the playing field is getting stronger. Many people I know come to college with a much higher UTR than they end up having after their first year of playing. Our coach recruited 3 12s, and they all dropped down into the lower 11 UTR range after their first year. That why I said you have to realistically be a 12 or 11 because the majority of the time the player’s UTR drops after the first year of playing. This is depended on whether or no their game translates well to college and if they keep developing or not.

It sounds strange, but it’s harder for American players to find good opportunities regarding scholarships at D1 schools. I can confirm that many schools are having academic scholarships set up for foreign students, where if they maintain a certain GPA, they get tons of extra scholarship. Thats why you see a lot of these mid major schools loaded up with foreign players. Since a fully funded school has 4.5 scholarships, the coach can give every player a 50% Athletic scholarship and then the rest is covered through their “foreign academic program.” Essentially, every player on the team has a full ride. This is what separates a good mid major from a bad one.
Where did you play?
 

jhick

Hall of Fame
Yale and Brown really suck as D1 tennis. That might be a good bet
A local player I know who was a top 5 in state and a 3 star went to Brown and while he made the team he barely sniffed the lineup in the 4 years he was there. I'm guessing he was probably around a 9 or 10 UTR.
 
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