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Tennis and Education in the United States Mr. Andrew Lee Education & Qualification Committee Committee Member January 19, 2006 Jockey Club Lecture Theatre Secondary Education Traditional Tennis Academies such as Nick Bolleteri, Evert, etc.

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Tennis and Education in the United States

Mr. Andrew Lee

Education & Qualification Committee

Committee Member

January 19, 2006

Jockey Club Lecture Theatre


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Secondary Education

  • Traditional Tennis Academies such as Nick Bolleteri, Evert, etc.

  • Benefits include education and tennis training all at one site, and a high concentration of experienced coaches

  • Drawbacks include high costs, and resources in these academies might be skewed towards the best players


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Secondary Education

  • Distance Learning, such as the Laurel Springs School (Grade 8-12), the University of Miami Online High school, etc.

  • Independent Study Programme

  • Accredited by their Regional Education Associations

  • Courses approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)


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Secondary Education

  • Benefits include flexibility in players education, being able to work at home, etc.

  • Communicate with teachers via emails, phone, and instant messaging

  • Require a high degree of self-discipline and motivation from the player

  • The form of schooling for teenage Hollywood stars, figure skaters, etc.


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University Education

  • Plenty of tennis scholarships available at the university level, especially for girls

  • Money comes from the NCAA

  • Scholarships can entail tuition waiver or reduction, free room & board, tennis equipment support, free tennis training, tournament participation, etc.

  • Current Players in the US:

    Brian Hung (University of Michigan),

    Martin Sayer (Radford University)


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University Education

  • Admission Requirements: High School Degree, SAT, TOEFL, essay writings, and teachers letters of recommendation

  • College Tennis Online Recruiting: Establish player’s profile online including tennis results and video clips of players so that coaches from around the country can get to watch you play


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Useful Websites

  • University of Miami Online High School

    www.umohs.org

  • Laurel Springs School

    www.laurelsprings.com

  • Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)

    www.itatennis.com

  • College of Tennis Online Recruiting

    www.collegetennisonline.com/recruit/aboutus.aspx


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