College Tennis in America
Across all governing bodies and divisions there are around 10,000 male and 11,000 female college tennis players in the United States.
There are 324 DI tennis programs in the US, 232 DII programs, 110 NAIA programs and 86 at the junior college level.
Things To Know About Tennis Recruiting
When does the tennis recruiting process start?
Recruiting for tennis, for US-based players, begins early at USTA tournaments. Playing in USTA (United States Tennis Association) junior tournaments can be the first step in the tennis recruiting process. For international students the options are to join regional events and/or use a trusted source like ACA to get you noticed by US coaches.
How do I get discovered?
A third-party evaluation from a trusted neutral source like ACA is essential. When college tennis coaches can identify you as a prospect using online tools from a trusted resource like ACA, you gain instant exposure and credibility.
How do coaches evaluate tennis prospects?
The Internet is your best tool for tennis recruits. Budgets for college tennis teams aren’t nearly as big as they are for basketball or football, so the best way that a college tennis coach can evaluate you, without spending money on travel, is the Internet. A third-party evaluator like ACA offers easy access to your video highlights and statistics and helps coaches find players that fit their system.
Where am I qualified to play college tennis?
Your academic standing and test scores will play a major role in where you can play. The majority of college tennis players don’t compete in DI, so set your expectations accordingly. More than 70% of men’s tennis programs are at the Division II, Division III, NAIA or junior college level. ACA is an experienced neutral talent evaluator, and can tell you where you’re most likely to find success.
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