“My advice is to start looking at least in your junior year & try to get in a better university academically than you could have gotten in without tennis. We read a lot of information on TennisRecruiting.net so we were basically prepared & my son committed in May 2012. He played #2 singles & #3 doubles as a freshman at Haverford College in Philadelphia.”

 Father of recruit from PR who plays for a
private, Top 10 liberal arts (D3) school in PA

“What the coach tells you during the visits is often not quite reality. It’s a sales job so be sure to ask lots of questions. Overall, my son chose a very good fit for himself academically & athletically with academics being the main priority. That’s why he opted for a D3.

My advice is to talk to other players about the recruiting process & don’t rule out any schools. Don’t think that D1 schools are the only place where you’ll play good tennis. Unless you’re top 100 in the country, your chances of starting are pretty slim so ask yourself if you want to play or if you want to warm the bench? Smaller schools may provide more playing options…”

 Mother of a recruit who
recently signed with a D3 school

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