Once you have finished your Year 12 education you have the option of trying to get a scholarship at an American College. A great option for players to continue their academics with full-time tennis after high school is College Tennis in America. As a student-athlete you will be attending college (university) studying your degree of choice, involved with a full-time training program with training, gym, conditioning, rehab, and travelling and competing against other colleges.
Each school have different requirements to be able to attend it, and may offer you a scholarship based on your academics or tennis abilities. During the on and off season tournaments are available to be played while you’re having a break from competing against other schools.
If your thinking about applying for College Tennis some things to think about are-
- You will need to sit a SAT exam.
- Subjects. Your child must do English, Maths, a Science and a Social Science and pass to be eligible for College.
- Make a video of yourself training and/or playing a match.
- Get in touch with someone who has contact with colleges in America. Vida recommends David Hodge from Aussie Agents Agency.
College is a great pathway for anyone who wants to play high level tennis and still attend school and do their academics. Professional tennis players like John Isner and Aussie Peter Luczak went through the College pathway and were able to play professional tennis after they finished their degree.
At Vida Tennis we have our own contact for college tennis we recommend. David Hodge from Aussie Agents Agency will be happy to help with any enquiries you have for those looking to take the College Tennis pathway.
Email: [email protected]
Ph: 0401 776 569
For a Davis or Fed Cup feel and a team environment College Tennis is a great experience for any young tennis player that will be remembered for life!