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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

Tennis and Education in the United States

Mr. Andrew Lee

Education & Qualification Committee

Committee Member

January 19, 2006

Jockey Club Lecture Theatre

secondary education
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.
university education
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
useful websites
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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