IN THE USA
YOUR TENNIS SCHOLARSHIP IN THE USA
The unique American sports system allows you to achieve both athletic and academic goals. Good tennis players even have a high chance to get a full scholarship, but also hobby players can realize their dream with partial scholarships.
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HOW MANY SCHOLARSHIPS ARE THERE?
Basically it is easier for women to get a high scholarship. Especially in the NCAA D1 the scholarships are available in great abundance. Men also have a good chance to get high scholarships, but have to make some sacrifices compared to women.
- Men: 532
- Women: 668
Full scholarships per team
- Men: 4,5
- Women: 8
HOW IS PRACTICE
STRUCTURED IN THE USA?
The only recovery day of the week is usually scheduled for Sunday. When a match is scheduled on sundays, the recovery day will be postponed.
Playing a college sport is very time-consuming. Between travel, practice, games, weight training and meetings, the days of a college athletes are stacked. In order to make sure that the athletes does not neglect the academics, the NCAA has introduced rules to limit the amount of practice hours. Moreover, the universities implemented free tutoring for all athletes. As a rule, an athlete is allowed to train 8 weeks during the off season and 20 hours in season.
The fall semester is the somewhat an off season in collegiate tennis. The amount of practice hours decreases and the players mostly compete in exhibition tournaments.
How does a college season look like?
In the regular season, the tennis team competes against other schools. After several Pre-season matches, the teams play for conference, regional and National championships.
Most colleges start their high season with a one-week spring break trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina
Spring Tennis Fest or to the National Campus in Orlando, Florida
USTA National Campus with over 130 tennis courts. Here you have the opportunity to play against the best universities from all over America. Trips like this one are paid by the university.
The fall semester is the off-season in tennis. Between August and October you play individual tournaments. Then the real off-season starts. From October to December you will spend a lot of time in the gym and on the track in order to get in shape for the season, that starts in January.
Tennis | Sam Houston State University
“In my first week that I am here, I received so many impressions as never before in my life. So far, all in all, I’ve had a really good time here. I can absolutely recommend Sam Houston State University. The campus is big, but everything can be reached within 15 minutes. The canteen is not far from our dorms and the university buildings are less than 5 minutes away.
The people here are all extremely polite and friendly. The atmosphere is completely different from that in Germany if you pay attention to how people interact with one another. There are really some events taking place here every day, be it parties, meetings, BBQs etc. It is really difficult to NOT make friends here. After just one day you got to know new people who would like to have something to do with you and who are also very happy to help you with any problems you have. This university is also very good at supporting athletes. It offers programs and makes special teachers available who can deal with the content of the lesson or work on special weaknesses. And that for free. One can go to any teacher or mentor for advice or support.
The coach is generally very nice and helpful too. He doesn’t put any pressure on him and has a healthy attitude towards tennis. He is also very experienced in double play and its strategies.
Thank you again for everything. I don’t even know how I would have managed all of this without you (athlete supervisor Vesna)!”
Tennis | Chowan University
I am fine! The team and the coach are really nice and the training is also very good!
Everything is going well at the university – classes are smaller and more personal and the teachers are always there for you!
In addition, there is a lot of events and clubs on offer here and you are very well received!
The campus is very nice and the supply is good too. So I would definitely recommend it!
Kind regards, Franca.
Tennis | Old Dominion University
“I would like to tell you about my first experience at Old Dominion University. The university is in Norfolk, VA on the east coast by the sea. As soon as I arrived, I was looked after very well. My coaches and the guys from the tennis team helped me to quickly find my way around the university grounds and the surrounding area. In the first few days I already had a few appointments and meetings at university and with my tennis team, there was no question of boredom. I was well received in the tennis team, we have a lot of fun together. We have already done a lot together. We have often been to the beach, which is only 20 minutes away. We have also seen dolphins here. In the meantime, lessons at the university have started (14 hours per week) and tennis training has also started. My daily routine is now well planned, the university is organized so that lessons and training are coordinated. In the first week, the day started with a “morning workout” (3 times a week, from 6:00 am to 7:30 am). Here we train strength and endurance. Then it goes straight to breakfast and at 9:00 a.m. the class begins. After the lunch break there is tennis training from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., after which there are usually more lessons or I go to the study hall. Here we have to spend 6 hours a week studying or doing homework. So the day is very busy and there is little free time. But everything is a lot of fun for me, I get along very well in class and my English skills improved incredibly quickly in the first few weeks. I’m enthusiastic about the training, the coaches are very motivated and help us to improve our game. Both coaches come from professional tennis. After just 2 weeks of training, I flew to my first tournament in Boston with 3 other guys. That was a great experience, all teams played tennis at a high level. Here I was able to achieve my first individual college victory. The next tournament in Richmond is already in 2 weeks. I’m looking forward to a great and exciting time in USA. I am already sure that I have not regretted making the decision to play college tennis in USA. I would like to thank Scholarbook very much, who made it possible for me to find a university that corresponds exactly to my ideas and is the perfect university for me. From the beginning with the creation of the application video up to the final placement, I was given the best advice and support. We were also happy to receive help from Schoolarbook when filling out many of the required forms. I also received support for learning the necessary tests, TOEFL and SAT. Thanks again to the whole Scholarbook team.”
For this reason it is very important that you fill out our chance assessment so that we can look into your athletic and academic profile in detail and give you an accurate forecast. A UTR rating is very helpful for this.