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DTS College Exposure Series

Many high school juniors are starting to consider colleges and college tennis programs. Finding a school that fits both their academic and athletic needs can present challenges; one such challenge is getting exposure to college coaches. While coaches can get an idea of a player's overall level of play through a ranking and list of accomplishments, there's no substitute for seeing players compete in a live match in both singles and doubles.

To facilitate this task for both players and college coaches, Donovan Tennis Strategies offers the DTS College Exposure Series. Comprised of two College Showcases and one College Recruiting Tournament, the Exposure Series events are designed to provide players the opportunity to compete in front of coaches from some of the top tennis and academic schools in the country. This invaluable exposure is difficult for most players to get in the course of their normal tournament schedule. The series consists of the following events:

Players wishing to apply can submit the online registration or download and mail the form (after the date that registration opens). College coaches will receive a packet containing a short bio on each player, including their USTA ranking, Tennis Recruiting Network (TRN) ranking and rating, Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), grades and test scores, among other things. This information will be available to college coaches only and will otherwise be kept confidential.

Both showcases are a team format, with players playing both singles and doubles. All players play 3 singles and 2 doubles matches. The recruiting tournament is a singles only compass draw format which guarantees participants 4 singles matches regardless of their win/loss record.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to get a head start on the recruiting process and perform in front of coaches from some of the top schools in the country. Events in the DTS College Exposure Series get many more applicants than spots. We therefore are not able to accept all applicants. Clients of the DTS College Recruitment Consulting Program are given first priority in the selection process. TRN ranking and UTR ratings are strongly considered in the selection of players who are not DTS clients. Geographic location and academic credentials may also be considered. Players not accepted will have their entry fee returned. The Showcase at Yale is primarily for players who are juniors at the time of registration and will be seniors in the fall following the event (with a few exceptions). The Southern Cal Showcase and Recruiting Tournament are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Eastcoast Event - June 27-29, 2014 at Yale University

Registration opens Feb. 15, 2014. The registration deadline is June 2 at 5pm.

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The event will be divided into a girls and a boys segment. The girls's portion of the event will be June 27th and 28th while the boy's portion will be June 28th and 29th. Girls should sign-in on site between 7:30-8:30 a.m. on June 27th. Boys should sign-in on site between 10:30-11:45 a.m. on June 28th.

The Hampton Inn & Suites West Haven ($119/night; telephone 203-932-0404) and the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale ($171/night; telephone 203-772-6664) are the event hotels. Rooms have been blocked off for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, June 25-28. Players should mention Donovan Tennis College Showcase to receive the reduced rates. Reservations need to be made by June 13, 2014 for the Omni Hotel to guarantee the rate. Reservations need to be made by June 6, 2014 for the Hampton Inn & Suites to guarantee the rate.

There will be pre-event training sessions on Thursday, June 26 from 3:30-5:30pm (girls) and Friday, June 27 from 4:15-6:00pm (boys). Registration for the training sessions will start on May 13th.

Directions:

Register online or download a registration form.

Coaches Attending

Coaches from the following schools have attended the Showcase held at Yale:

Albertus Magnus College
Allegheny College
Amherst College
Assumption College
Babson College
Bates College
Bentley College
Binghamton University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bradley University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryant University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Chestnut Hill College
Christopher Newport University
City College of New York
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Clark University
Colby College
Colby-Sawyer College
Colgate University
College of Coastal Georgia
College of New Jersey
College of St. Rose
College of William & Mary
College of Wooster
Colorado College
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Curry College
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Denison University
DePauw University
Dickinson College
Drew University
Drexel University
Edinboro University
Elmira College
Emerson College
Emory University
Endicott College
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Florida Institue of Technology
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Fresno State University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Goucher College
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Haverford College
Hobart/William Smith College
Hofstra University
Holy Cross
Houghton College
Hunter College
Indiana University of PA
Johns Hopkins University
Juniata College
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Loyola University (MD)
Manhattan College
Marist College
Marywood University
Merrimack College
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
MIT
Montana State Univ
Mount Saint Mary
Mt. Holyoke
Muhlenberg College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York Institute of Technology
Nichols College
North Carolina State
Northwestern University
NYU
Oberlin College
Ohio State University
Penn State University
Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Post University
Princeton University
Queens College
Quinnipiac University
Randolph-Macon College
Regis College
Roanoke College
Roger Williams University
RPI
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Salve Regina University
Santa Clara University
Seton Hall University
Siena College
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Bonaventure University
St. John's University
St. Joseph's University
St. Lawrence University
St. Peter
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University
Swarthmore College
Sweet Briar College
Towson University
Trinity College
Tufts University
UMass-Boston
University at Albany
University of Akron
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Hartford
University of Kentucky
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland/Baltimore County
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami (FL)
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of Scranton
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Washington
US Air Force Academy
US Military Academy (Army)
US Naval Academy (Navy)
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Wesleyan College
Washington & Lee University
Washington College (MD)
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
West Virginia Wesleyan
Wheaton College
Williams College
Yale University

DTS College Recruiting Tournament

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The 1st Annual DTS College Recruiting Tournament was a rousing success, with 142 players from 22 states and 6 foreign countries participating. Players ranged in level from 1-star to 5-star rating on the Tennis Recruiting Network (TRN). Results of the event counted for both the players TRN ranking and their Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). Coaches representing the 80 college programs listed below were on hand to watch the action.

The 2nd Annual DTS College Recruiting Tournament will be held July 19-20 at Harvard University in Boston, MA. The format will be compass draw that guarantees each player at least three singles matches, with most players playing four. Online registration will begin on March 15, 2014. The deadline to register is July 2, 2014.

Draw size will be limited to 64 boys and 64 girls and is singles only. If the number of entries exceeds the limit, factors used to select players will be:

  1. Whether the player was denied entry into the Showcase held at Yale due to space limitations,
  2. The player's year in school (rising seniors will be given priority over rising sophomores and juniors),
  3. The player's TRN ranking and UTR.

Don't miss this exciting new opportunity!

The Days Hotel ($139/night, telephone 617-254-1234) is the event hotel. Make reservations by July 2nd to get the group rate and mention Donovan Tennis Recruiting Tournament when making the reservation.

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Coaches Attending

Coaches from the following schools attended the 2013 College Recruiting Tournament at Harvard:

Women's Programs

Amherst College
Assumption College
Babson College
Bates College
Binghamton University
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Colby College
Colby-Sawyer College
Colorado College
Connecticut College
Dartmouth College
Endicott College
Franklin & Marshall College
Harvard University
Johnson State College
Mt. Holyoke
Newbury College
Nichols College
Oberlin College
Quinnipiac University
RPI
Salve Regina University
Seton Hall University
Siena College
Simmons College
Skidmore College
Smith College
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Joseph's University
St. Lawrence University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Tufts University
University at Albany
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts
University of Rhode Island
Vassar College
Virginia Wesleyan College
Wesleyan University
Wheaton College
Williams College

Men's Programs

Assumption College
Babson College
Bates College
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Clark University
Colby College
Colby-Sawyer College
Colorado College
Connecticut College
Endicott College
Franklin & Marshall College
Harvard University
Hobart/William Smith College
Johnson State College
Marist College
Mount Saint Mary
Newbury College
Nichols College
Quinnipiac University
RPI
Sacred Heart University
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Joseph's University
St. Lawrence University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stonehill College
Trinity College
Tufts University
University of Connecticut
University of Scranton
Virginia Wesleyan College
Wesleyan University
Wheaton College

Top 10 reasons to play the DTS College Recruiting Tournament!

  1. Other opportunities for recruits to be observed by college coaches have been reduced with the elimination of certain USTA national events and the reduction in draw sizes of the events that remain.
  2. Taking advantage of this new DTS option offers an additional opportunity for recruitment since the DTS College Prospects Showcase at Yale can only accept 50% of the applicants due to the heavy demand.
  3. Results count for a player's tennisrecruiting.net ranking and their universal tennis rating. All participants play the same number of matches, win or lose.
  4. Leveled draws insure the type of competitive matches that, if won, can help recruiting status and rankings. One random draw, as in most tournaments, often means several uncompetitive matches (either won easily or lost badly) that do not help a player take off from a recruiting perspective.
  5. College coaches from all three NCAA divisions, including many top academic institutions, have attended DTS events for the past 13 years and will have a presence at the Recruiting Tournament.
  6. Our coaches' panel gives players and parents an opportunity to hear from coaches, ask questions and get insights on the recruiting process directly from those who make the final decisions on whether to recruit a player.
  7. The DTS College Recruiting Tournament is "recruiting friendly", with players wearing their names on their backs for easy identification by coaches in attendance. Coaches also get a brief bio on each player outlining tennis and academic accomplishments.
  8. Shorter match format allows players to play more opponents over the course to the two day event.
  9. New England has more colleges and universities than any other region of the country. Participants can conveniently include a visit to some college campuses as part of their travel to the event.
  10. The practice session the night before the event focuses on one of the most underdeveloped part of the games of junior players: doubles. Since doubles also happens to be an integral part of the success of college teams, players will leave with a better understanding of this critical component in recruiting.