In 2020, the DTS College Prospects Showcase (formerly at Yale) will return to the Mercer Country Park Tennis Center in West Windsor, NJ (near Princeton). Participants will play 3 singles and 2 doubles matches over two days, all of which are 8-game pro-sets. For the 2020 event, boys will play on Tuesday, August 4th and the first half of Wednesday, August 5th, and girls will play the second half of Wednesday, August 5th and all day Thursday, August 6th.
Players wishing to apply can submit the online registration starting February 15, 2020. The registration fee is $550 (clients get a 50% discount). Eighty girls and eighty boys will be selected from a field of applicants that is typically well above the number of spaces available. We therefore are not able to accept all applicants, and request that non-refundable travel plans not be made until you have received a formal e-mail acceptance letter from DTS. If the number of entries exceeds the limit, factors used to select players will be:
- Whether the player is a DTS College Recruitment Consulting client.
- The player’s TRN ranking and UTR.
- The player’s year in school (rising seniors will be given priority over rising sophomores and juniors).
Players not accepted will have their entry fee refunded.
College coaches will receive a packet containing a short bio on each player, including their 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.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!
Two hotels will have blocks of rooms set aside for DTS Showcase participants at a reduced price. If these blocks fill and there is no longer availability, there are several other lodging options, from budget to high end hotels and inns, in the area of Mercer Country Park Tennis Center.
*** COVID-19 UPDATE: The two host hotels, Crowne Plaza-Princeton and Homewood Suites-Princeton, have shifted the DTS room blocks to reflect the change in Showcase dates. However, if you have already reserved a hotel room for earlier dates, you will need to cancel and re-reserve. Changes in hotel reservations WILL NOT HAPPEN AUTOMATICALLY! You must take action to confirm your housing for the new dates. ***
Crowne Plaza Princeton: 900 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, NJ, 08536; 1-609-936-4200. Offering 2 Queen Standard rooms at $129/night plus tax. Reservations must be made by July 21 to guarantee rate. New direct reservation link to come soon.
Homewood Suites Princeton: 3819 US Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540; 609-720-0550. Offering Queen Studios (queen bed with queen pull-out) at $125/night plus tax or 2 Queen Suites at $129/night plus tax. Reservations must be made by July 21 to guarantee rate. Direct reservation link adjusted for new dates: Homewood Suites Princeton
Please use the following link to see a map of the area and get directions to the Mercer County Park Tennis Center: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.265429,-firstname.lastname@example.org,-74.630701,18z?hl=en