There are almost 18 million tennis players in the US and it is the fourth most popular sport in the country, taking a back seat to basketball, American football and baseball. Tennis enthusiasts even have their own TV channel, offering weekly televised tournaments.

Many high schools offer competitive tennis programs at two levels – Junior Varsity and Varsity.  JV teams are mainly made up of younger players; talented JV players are often backup for Varsity players. Junior players can also participate in USTA weekend competition.

Most college teams consist of 8-12 players and there are no co-ed teams. Spring is the main competition season, while the fall and winter are spent practicing and playing in tournaments.

In the US there are almost 1,160 college varsity men’s and women’s tennis teams.

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Go USA Get Recruited Program – Tennis

When participating in the Get Recruited Program (USA only!), we provide a list of coaches who are interested in you!

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Combineer studie met coaching in de VS

Heb jij (m/v) coachervaring bij jouw sportclub? Combineer die ervaring dan met studie in de VS!

Lijkt het je leuk om tijdens je studie als assistent coach of teammanager te werken? Dan kun je in Amerika hiermee een deel van je studie betalen en je cv verrijken.

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Sanne Bloemendaal: my story as a student-athlete in Division III

I am a senior at Drew University, a small liberal arts college right outside of New York City. I am majoring in International Relations and Business with a minor in Law, Justice, and Society. I am currently the captain of the women’s tennis team, president of the International Student Association at Drew, and work as a writing tutor. I have experienced some really great things during my years at Drew so far which have helped me develop as a student, an athlete, and a person.

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Jenna Sluymer named to 2021-22 Division II Academic All-District 2 team at Large

Sluymer graduated as a double major in marketing and management with a 3.75 GPA. She played on both the field hockey and tennis varsity team.

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Placements – Tennis

Jenna Sluymer

Shippensburg University, 2018

Rebecca van der Lee

Iowa Central Community College, 2019

Sanne Bloemendaal

Drew University, 2019

Chris Politiek

Irvine Valley College, 2017

Iris Verboven

University of Mississippi , 2011

Pleun Burgmans

Auburn University, 2012

Pim van der Veer

Whittier College, 2019

Rebecca Pijls

Brenau University, 2016

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