College Tennis and Studies in the U.S.

There are over 2,000 universities in the U.S. that offer tennis scholarships to ambitious tennis players. The highest college tennis level consists of many players with ATP and WTA top 500 level players, whereas lower ranked teams could even recruit players with a Dutch rating of 4 or 5.

Career opportunities

The American college tennis competition is often seen as the ideal stepping stone to a pro career. Every year, more college tennis players make their way to the international pro circuits at the ATP or WTA.

Examples of highly ranked tennis players that have played college tennis are:
John Isner | Yannick Hanfmann | Kevin Anderson | Tim Puetz | Steve Johnson | Benjamin Becker | Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan | John McEnroe

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To get accepted into an American university as a tennis player, you need a high school diploma. Depending on your diploma, grades, and test scores on the SAT and TOEFL, we can find the right university that fits your academic level.

The college tennis system is divided into multiple divisions which houses over 2,000 tennis teams. The level of tennis varies from the ATP or WTA level to a Dutch rating of 4 or 5. For nearly every ambitious tennis player, there is a spot available!

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Athletic Scholarships

Studying at an American university can cost up to $65,000 per year. Slamstox helps student-athletes by finding them scholarships to cover these costs. Combining sports and studies at a university in the United States is getting more popular every year, it offers great opportunities and prepares you for a successful career.

The Slamstox network consists of more than 30,000 American college coaches. We help and guide talented athletes through the complete process, in order for them to fully develop their athletic and academic skills in an international and competitive environment.

Interested in learning more about some of our tennis players in the US?

Click here to read their stories.
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Slamstox helps

We have a team of 8 experienced (ex) student-athletes and we guide tennis players and their parents throughout the complete process of becoming a college tennis player. Our staff members Pedro Mol, Peter Lucassen, Rik van Gerwen, and Robin van der Heijden have all played college tennis at the highest level. Peter Lucassen, who played for University of Southern California, won the NCAA Division 1 championships four times in a row! He works from Los Angeles, California where he is our main West Coast contact.

The American coaches like to work with us because of our experience and our ability to estimate the level of both our tennis players and the universities in the states.

Click here for more information about the process.

Highlights college tennis

  • If college tennis would be a country, it would have the most players in the ATP top 300 in the world.
  • Every NCAA singles champion from the past 10 years has made it to the ATP top 500.
  • The average age of a pro tennis player reaching the top 100 is 28 – that is one of the reasons why playing college tennis between the age of 18 and 22 is the perfect way to continue improving after your junior career.
  • College tennis players get the opportunity to play between 15 and 20 futures tournaments a year.
  • Slamstox has an exclusive partnership with Universal Tennis Ratings – one of the most commonly used recruiting standards in college tennis.
  • Slamstox will set up a partnership with your coach back home and your college coach to develop the ultimate program to improve your tennis skills.
  • Slamstox team member Peter Lucassen is one of the most successful college tennis players ever.

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