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Tennis Scholarship Recruiting Guidelines

Men Division I

  • # of School Tennis Programs: 264
  • # of Tennis Scholarships: 4.5
  • Total # of Men Tennis Participants in Division I: 2,641

Division I; Tier 1 Schools

Height Range: 5’8″-6’3″; Average: 6’1″

High School Expectations:

4 Years Varsity

#1 Singles and/or #1 Doubles

Various State/Regional/Conference Awards and Honors

ITA/ITF and USTA Expectations:

High Performance Experience

National Ranking in top 100 in age group

Sectional Ranking in Top 20 in Tier 1 section or Top 10 in Tier 2 section

ITF Ranking of at least 200

Attendee of National Level Tourneys such as Section Closed, National Open …

Tier 1 Sections, based on the number of participants in the Top 100 USTA National 18′s

Florida, Southern, Southern California, Midwest, Texas, Northern California, and Eastern

Tier 2 Sections

Mid-Atlantic, Middle States, New England, Missouri Valley, Northern, Pacific Northwest, Intermountain, Southwest, Caribbean (Puerto Rico, and Hawaii Pacific

Qualifications, according to “TennisRecruiting.net”

Minimum 4 Star Recruiting, preferred 5+ stars

National Ranking of 190 or below

Division I; Tier 2 Schools

Height Range: 5’8″-6’3″; Average: 6’1″

High School Expectations:

4 Years Varsity

#1 Singles and/or #1 Doubles

Various State/Regional/Conference Awards and Honors

ITA/ITF and USTA Expectations:

High Performance Experience

National Ranking in Top 200 in age group

Sectional Ranking in Top 40 in Tier 1 section or Top 20 in Tier 2 section

ITF Ranking of at least 300

Attendee of National Level Tourneys such as Section Closed, National Open …

Qualifications, according to “TennisRecruiting.net”

Minimum 3 Star Recruiting, preferred 4+ stars

National Ranking of 190 or below

Men Division II

  • # of School Tennis Programs: 167
  • # of Tennis Scholarships: 4.5
  • Total # of Men Tennis Participants in Division II: 1,634

Height Range: 5’8″-6’0″; Average: 5’11″

High School Expectations

3+ Years Varsity

#1-2 Singles, #1 Doubles

Various County or Conference Awards/Honors

USTA Expectations:

Sectional Ranking of Top 200 in Tier 1, and Top 100 in Tier 2

National Ranking of Top 600 in age group

Several years of heavy, serious tennis experience preferred

Qualifications, according to “TennisRecruiting.net”

Minimum 1 Star recruit, preferred 2+

National Ranking of 300 or below

Men Division III

  • # of School Tennis Programs: 328
  • # of Tennis Scholarships: 0
  • Total # of Men Tennis Participants in Division III: 3,685

Height Range: 5’7″-6’3″; Average: 5’11″

High School Expectations

3+ Years Varsity

#1-3 Singles, #1 Doubles

Various County or Conference Awards/Honors

USTA Expectations:

Sectional Ranking of Top 250 in Tier 1, and Top 150 in Tier 2

National Ranking of Top 600 in age group

Several years of heavy, serious tennis experience preferred

Qualifications, according to “TennisRecruiting.net”

Preferred 1+ Star recruit

National Ranking of 500 or below

Women Division I

  • # of School Tennis Programs: 323
  • # of Tennis Scholarships: 8
  • Total # of Women Tennis Participants in Division I: 2,913

Division I; Tier 1 Schools

Height Range: 5’0″-5’10″; Average: 5’6″

High School Expectations:

4 Years Varsity

#1 Singles and/or #1 Doubles

Various State/Regional/Conference Awards and Honors

ITA/ITF and USTA Expectations:

High Performance Experience

Sectional Ranking in Top 30 in Tier 1 section or Top 15 in Tier 2 section

ITF Ranking of at least 200

Attendee of National Level Tourneys such as Section Closed, National Open …

Tier 1 Sections, based on the number of participants in the Top 100 USTA National 18′s

Florida, Southern, Southern California, Midwest, Texas, Northern California, and Eastern

Tier 2 Sections

Mid-Atlantic, Middle States, New England, Missouri Valley, Northern, Pacific Northwest, Intermountain, Southwest, Caribbean (Puerto Rico, and Hawaii Pacific

Qualifications, according to “TennisRecruiting.net”

Minimum 4 Star Recruiting, preferred 5+ stars

National Ranking of 250 or below

Division I; Tier 2 Schools

Height Range: 5’0″-5’10″; Average: 5’6″

High School Expectations:

4 Years Varsity

#1 Singles and/or #1 Doubles

Various State/Regional/Conference Awards and Honors

ITA/ITF and USTA Expectations:

High Performance Experience

National Ranking in Top 300 in age group

Sectional Ranking in Top 60 in Tier 1 section or Top 30 in Tier 2 section

ITF Ranking of at least 300

Attendee of National Level Tourneys such as Section Closed, National Open …

Qualifications, according to “TennisRecruiting.net”

Minimum 3 Star Recruiting, preferred 4+ stars

National Ranking of 250 or below

Women Division II

  • # of School Tennis Programs: 379
  • # of Tennis Scholarships: 6
  • Total # of Women Tennis Participants in Division II: 1,945

Height Range: 5’3″-5’9″; Average: 5’5″

High School Expectations

3+ Years Varsity

#1-2 Singles, #1 Doubles

Various County or Conference Awards/Honors

USTA Expectations:

District Ranking of Top 50

*USTA experience isn’t required, but strongly preferred at DII schools

Qualifications, according to “TennisRecruiting.net”

Preferred 1+ Stars

National Ranking of 500 or below

Women Division III

  • # of School Tennis Programs: 379
  • # of Tennis Scholarships: 0
  • Total # of Women Tennis Participants in Division III: 3,861

Height Range: 5’2″-5’9″; Average: 5’5″

High School Expectations

2+ Years Varsity

#1-4 Singles, #1-2 Doubles

Team Captain Preferred

Various County or Conference Awards/Honors

USTA Expectations:

Preferred Top 50 District Ranking

Preferred Sectional Ranking

Qualifications, according to “TennisRecruiting.net”

Preferred 1 Star

Men & Women NAIA

  • # of School Tennis Programs: 102 Men; 119 Women
  • # of Tennis Scholarships: 5 Men; 5 Women
  • Total # of Tennis Participants in NAIA: 819 Men; 926 Women

Men & Women Junior College

  • # of School Tennis Programs: 77 Men; 89 Women
  • # of Tennis Scholarships: 0 Men; 0 Women (varies per school)
  • Total # of Tennis Participants in NJCAA: 692 Men; 713 Women

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