College recruiting amidst coronavirus concerns

February 18, 2021

With the collegiate landscape rapidly changing due to COVID-19, the USTA would like to provide junior players and parents with some important links as they navigate the recruiting process. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.


While so many questions still remain unanswered, these pages and stories can assist in providing the status on many important items related to recruiting.


For more information on the impacts of the coronavirus on college tennis, see's extensive Q&As with college coaches: Part IPart II, Part III.

Coronavirus Resource Page Including FAQs

Standardized Test Updates for 2021-22 Enrollees

DI Council Extends Recruiting Dead Period in All Sports Until May 31

DII Compliance

Eligibility Center - COVID-19 Updates (PDF)

Eligibility Center - COVID-19 FAQs (PDF)

NCAA D-I - Eligibility Extended for Current College Student-Athletes

NCAA D-II - Eligibility Extended for Current College Student-Athletes

NCAA D-III - Eligibility Extended for Current College Student-Athletes

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates


General FAQs on the USTA's Operations - Homepage

College Info Month (USTA Midwest)

Coaches Roundtable - How an Extra Year of Eligibility Impacts the Game

Enhancing Recruiting Chances



COVID-19 Resources and Videos

SAT Updates

ACT Updates


News Articles (most recent at bottom)

ESPN - How the Coronavirus is Affecting College Sports

CBS Boston - High School Juniors Lose Best Recruiting Pitch for College

ABC Toledo - College Recruitment Goes Virtual

NY Times - Pandemic Leaves a Void for Young Athletes Seeking to Make College Teams

Grand Forks Herald - Junior College Makes It Work With Low Budgets, No Full Rides

NBC News - As COVID-19 Upends Fall Sports, Student-Athletes Face Uncertain Futures

NBC Today - Applying to College in the Age of COVID-19

New York Times - Applying to College During the Pandemic?

The Davidsonian - How Davidson is Recruiting During the Pandemic

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