Tennis Canada College Program
Since the program started in the summer of 2001, it has helped over 175 players from across Canada gain scholarships to major NCAA Division 1 and NCAA Division 2 universities. Players that have gone through the Tennis Canada College Program have gone on to play at schools such as Harvard, Princeton, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, U of Oregon, U of Washington and many other major institutions.
What Players and Parents get with the Tennis Canada College Program
- We will design and send your resumes
- We will send the player’s resumes to the appropriate schools that we feel meet your goals
- We will contact the university coaches directly so that you are well seen and scouted
- All players will receive guidance throughout the recruiting process-7 days a week by phone and e-mail
- All player’s information will be posted on Tennis Canada’s recruiting site. NCAA coaches know this site. www.tenniscanadauniversity.com
- Players can receive practice SAT exams that will be graded
- Guidance through the NCAA Clearinghouse procedures
- Education on NCAA and NAIA rules and regulations
- We will help parents understand the various financing needs when their sons/daughters are entering university
- We will teach you how to succeed in university once the scholarship is signed
- If you need to transfer schools, we will guide you throughout that process and help you find a new university program
- Players will receive aid in planning their summer tournament schedules each year, eg. Futures, Prize
- Money events, ITA collegiate summer circuits, European tournaments and others
All players’ results will be tracked throughout their university careers so that their results can be considered for wildcards in professional ranking events and future World University Games events.
UTR and Tennis Recruiting
Tennis Canada recommends two important tools for prospective U.S. College student-athletes to use that will help the athlete find the right school and as well, help college coaches recruit the Canadian athlete.
The two tools are used across the globe, the first is called Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) and the second is tennisrecruiting.net.
Please read below and get yourself started, these tools will set you up for success!
How to Find a Team Using the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR)
The Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) is becoming the principal resource that U.S.-based college tennis coaches use for prospecting student-athletes from around the globe and recruiting them to their roster.
This rating system was not only created as a tool for coaches to use to assess tennis athletes, but it is also used for athletes to seek out teams that are recruiting.
This rating system allows coaches to assess the level of athletes from around the world and it is rapidly becoming the standard in which a coach will use to decide whether or not they are going to recruit a player that will be at the same competitive level as their team.
The reason why UTR is so useful to college coaches is because it pulls data from other rating tools, including; ATP, WTA, ITA (collegiate tennis), ITF and as well the USTA. UTR then provides a universal scale determining the playing level of a particular athlete and this rating system has now become the common denominator whereby players can compare themselves to other tennis athletes and as well the top tennis players in the world, such as: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams.
Tennis athletes can also use this system to locate appropriate level college programs, in which they would like to apply.
To learn more about the UTR system and why Canadian tennis players should get a UTR, click on the links below.