College Prospects Showcases
Thursday, June 27 - 3:30-5:30pm (boys)
Friday, June 28 - 4:00-6:00pm (girls)
Yale Tennis Center
Join us for a training session to prepare for the DTS College Prospects Showcase. In addition to some drilling and singles point play we will focus on doubles play, which is of utmost importance to college coaches. This is also a great opportunity to practice on the courts used for the Showcase.
Training session registration deadline is June 21, 2013.
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 coaches, Donovan Tennis Strategies holds two annual College Prospects Showcases and one College Recruiting Tournament. The 8th Annual DTS Southern California Showcase was held Saturday, January 5th and Sunday, January 6th, 2013 at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, CA. The 13th Annual DTS College Prospects Showcase will be held June 28-30, 2013 at Yale University in New Haven, CT. The DTS College Recruiting Tournament will be held July 20-21, 2013 at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.
Participants will be divided into teams with the format being identical to a college match, with each team match consisting of three doubles and six singles matches. Each player will play three singles and two doubles matches over the course of the event. The event will kick off on Day 1 with a Q&A session for parents and players, followed by introductions and the start of matches.
Players wishing to apply can submit the online registration or download and mail the form. The entry fee, along with a head shot photo (a digital photo emailed to Hope Rupley: email@example.com) are required to complete the registration process. College coaches will receive a packet containing a short bio on each player, including their rankings, grades, and test scores. This information will be available to college coaches only and will otherwise be kept confidential.
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. Last year at the Eastcoast Showcase there were many more applicants than spots. Clients of the DTS College Recruitment Consulting Program are given first priority in the selection process. Ranking, geographic location and academic credentials will also be considered. Players not accepted will have their entry fee returned. The Eastcoast event is primarily for players who are juniors at the time of registration and will be seniors in the fall following the event. The Claremont event is open to sophmores, juniors and seniors.
Eastcoast Event - June 28-30, 2013 at Yale University
Registration opens Feb. 15, 2013. The registration deadline is June 1 at 5pm.
The event will be divided into a girls and a boys segment. The boy's portion of the event will be June 28th and 29th while the girl's portion will be June 29th and 30th. Boys should sign-in on site between 7:30-8:30 a.m. on June 28th. Girls should sign-in on site between 10:30-11:45 a.m. on June 29th.
The Courtyard by Marriott at Yale ($119/night, on-site parking $18 per night; telephone 203-777-6221) and the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale ($168/night; telephone 203-772-6664) are the event hotels. Rooms have been blocked off for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, June 27-29. Players should mention Donovan Tennis College Showcase to receive the reduced rates. Reservations need to be made by June 7, 2013 for the Courtyard Marriott and June 14, 2013 for the Omni Hotel to guarantee these rates.
There will be pre-event training sessions on Thursday, June 27 from 3:30-5:30pm (boys) and Friday, June 28 from 4:00-6:00pm (girls). Registration for the training sessions will start on May 13th.
*Coaches from the following institutions have attended the DTS College Prospects Eastcoast Showcase. Past participation does not insure future participation.
|Albertus Magnus College
Bryn Mawr College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Chestnut Hill College
City College of New York
College of Coastal Georgia
College of New Jersey
College of St. Rose
College of William & Mary
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Florida Institue of Technology
Franklin & Marshall College
Fresno State University
George Washington University
Hobart/Williams Smith College
Indiana University of PA
Johns Hopkins University
Loyola University (MD)
Michigan State University
Montana State Univ
Mount Saint Mary
New Jersey Institute of Technology
North Carolina State
Ohio State University
Penn State University
Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Roger Williams University
Sacred Heart University
Salve Regina University
Santa Clara University
Seton Hall University
St. Bonaventure University
St. John's University
St. Joseph's University
St. Lawrence University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stony Brook University
Sweet Briar College
University at Albany
University of Akron
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Hartford
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
US Military Academy (Army)
US Naval Academy (Navy)
Virginia Wesleyan College
Washington & Lee University
Washington College (MD)
West Virginia Wesleyan
DTS College Recruiting Tournament - July 20-21, 2013
Online registration opens March 15, 2013. The registration deadline is July 1, 2013 at 5 p.m. EST.
DTS is excited to announce its first "College Recruiting Tournament" scheduled for July 20-21, 2013 at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. For the past 13 years, DTS "College Prospects Showcase" events have been mainstays in the yearly tennis calendar for countless college coaches and prospective college players from throughout the world from 1-star to blue chip level. The new tournament will be an additional opportunity to offer players significant exposure to college coaches. Results will count toward tennisrecruiting.net (TRN) rankings and Universal Tennis Ratings (UTR).
Draw size will be limited. If the maximum draw size is exceeded, factors used to select players will be:
- Whether the player was denied entry into the Showcase held at Yale due to space limitations,
- The player's year in school (rising seniors will be given priority over rising sophomores and juniors),
- The player's TRN ranking and UTR.
Top 10 reasons to play the DTS College Recruiting Tournament!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Shorter match format allows players to play more opponents over the course to the two day event.
- 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.
- 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.
Don't miss this exciting new opportunity!
The Days Hotel ($129/night, telephone 617-254-1234) is the event hotel. Make reservations by July 3rd to get the group rate and mention Donovan Tennis Recruiting Tournament when making the reservation.
- Days Hotel 1234 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, MA 02135
- Harvard University Tennis Center 65 North Harvard St., Boston, MA 02163)