April 9, 2018
For the second straight year, U.S. junior players who are looking to play college tennis will have a chance to show off their skills in front of college coaches in the USTA All-American College Combine. Here is more information on the event:
What: The USTA All-American College Combine scouting event is designed to give U.S. junior players exposure, knowledge and data to help in their college recruitment. The Combine will feature fitness and agility testing, off-the-court programming and a singles ‘Shootout’ tournament that will award its boys’ and girls’ champions a main-draw wild card into a future USTA Pro Circuit $15,000 event.
Where: USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla.
When: June 18-21, 2018. Check-in, fitness testing and education sessions will take place on June 18. Match play is June 19-20 with the Tournament Shootout on June 21.
Who: American boys and girls with high school graduation years from 2018-21 are eligible to participate.
Cost: A discounted early-bird registration fee of $299 is available through April 30. From May 1-June 4, registration is $349.
How: Click here to register.
Details: During the four-day event, the athletes will engage in a number of on- and off-court evaluations, including tournament match play in front of college tennis coaches. The singles tournament will start with group play, with players being grouped based on their Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), and will finish with a knockout bracket. All matches played in the singles tournament will be considered part of a Tennis Recruiting “National Showcase,” so results will count toward each player’s UTR. Doubles matches may be played in addition to singles, if time and weather permit.
In addition to the tournament, players will perform a number of speed, agility and strength tests, led by Dr. Mark Kovacs, and take part in sessions on racquet education, led by renowned stringer Roman Prokes, and life skills as part of former Top 20 player Leslie Allen’s ‘Win4Life’ program.
Players can register to receive a BirdsEyeSports recruiting video package, which will include match play, ground-level video, headshot interviews and more, that they can share with college coaches during the recruiting process. The videos cost $250 per player when signing up in advance or $350 after the registration deadline.
The USTA All-American College Combine is an initiative through which the USTA aims to help American juniors maximize their exposure as they work to earn college scholarships.
The USTA also provides exclusive opportunities for American collegians to earn pro wild cards through collegiate competition, compete on the USTA Collegiate National Team, earn grants for playing in professional tournaments and enroll in Professional Tennis Management programs at select colleges.