U.S TENNIS SCHOLARSHIPS
What is an athletic scholarship?
An athletic scholarship is a form of scholarship to attend an American college or university awarded to an individual based on both their academic and athletic capabilities. A tennis scholarship can cover anywhere between 0-100% of costs and these offers are authorised by the coaches at American colleges/universities.
What determines how much scholarship I get?
Your scholarship will depend on many factors including your playing ability and academic standing, as well as your coaches assigned budget for the season. However, don’t worry it is our job to ensure that we find you an American college which best suits your overall preferences and capabilities.
Can I receive a full 100% scholarship in the USA?
The level of scholarship awarded is dependent on what the coach of the American college wants to offer. A 100% tennis scholarship covers the costs of tuition and fees, room and board, and textbooks, leaving only incidental costs to pay for the student-athlete. In this case, 100% of the costs are covered and it can be worth up to $240,000 over four years. A year of U.S college for a student will typically cost between $15,000 – $40,000 before a scholarship award. If you are successful in obtaining a tennis scholarship, this can reduce the cost to around $5000 – $10,000. This figure compares favorably to the cost of attending a UK university, as it has recently been announced that most UK students can expect annual costs in excess of £15,000. Still it must be noted that only the most elite players with outstanding academics receive a full U.S tennis scholarship and they should not be relied upon.
Am I eligible for an athletic scholarship in the USA?
If you are aged between 16-23, in education or have been in the last 2 years and have a clean criminal record whilst playing your sport at a competitive level, you are well positioned to become a successful U.S tennis scholarship applicant. However, only the best young players will be considered for a tennis scholarship by coaches so ideally you will have represented your region, county or country and have a handicap of at most 4. A competition log and handicap will be required. To find out if you are eligible complete our free
Chances of a Student-Athlete Playing U.S Collegiate Level Tennis
|Number of U.S High School Tennis Players||191,004||215,737|
|Number of U.S College Tennis Players||10,060||10,869|
|% of high school players competing in college||5.3%||5.0%|
|Approximate n.o of full scholarships available each year for Division I||1192||2584|
|Your chances of receiving a scholarship||1 in 160||1 in 83|
2014 statistics report student athlete participation at the USA collegiate varsity level (including JV and freshman teams) and do not reflect school club and intramural sports teams.
U.S Soccer Scholarship Influence
U.S Soccer Scholarships can dramatically improve your odds of getting recruited for a tennis scholarship by increasing your exposure to American college coaches and showcasing your capabilities. We work extremely closely with U.S tennis coaches throughout the year and as a result they trust our judgment and recruitment process.