DTS recently wrapped up its 2013 College Exposure Series with the new DTS Recruiting Tournament held at Harvard University.
DTS recently wrapped up its 2013 College Exposure Series with the new DTS Recruiting Tournament held at Harvard University. The 8th Annual DTS Southern California Showcase was held January 5th and 6th at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, CA, and the 13th Annual DTS College Prospects Showcase was held June 28-30 at Yale University in New Haven, CT. In all, the series attracted 398 players, both American and international, and coaches from 245 men’s and women’s collegiate tennis programs at all NCAA divisions. These college exposure events prove to be an invaluable resource for the student-athletes, 98% of whom go on to play college tennis, and the coaches who are recruiting the right players to join their future squads.
The two Showcases are a team format, with players being divided into teams of six players, with each participant playing in 3 singles and 2 doubles matches. The Recruiting Tournament is a singles only event, with the results counting for players’ tennisrecruiting.net (TRN) rankings and Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). The Recruiting Tournament is a compass draw format, which insures that all players compete in four matches regardless of their win-loss record.
All of the events in the College Exposure Series are “recruiting friendly”. A player profile is compiled on all participants so a coach has the contact information on players, the high school they attend, their GPA, their standardized test scores, the area of study they are interested in pursuing in college (if known), their ranking information, both USTA and TRN, and their UTR. All players wear their names prominently on their back so coaches can easily identify players on the court. Coaches also have the matches for the day and court assignments are easily accessible to coaches so they know where to find players they are targeting.
DTS spends an inordinate amount of time trying to create the most competitive match-ups among a field of players that can represent as many as 25 states and 7 foreign countries, with levels of play ranking from blue-chip to 1-star. College coaches appreciate this effort that often results in highly competitive matches.
The schedule for the 2014 DTS College Exposure Series will be available on our website in September.
Donovan Tennis Strategies
Donovan Tennis Strategies has been helping prospective college tennis players and their families navigate the recruiting process since 1997. In addition to consulting services DTS runs two College Prospects Showcases to help players get exposure to college coaches.