Friend of the firm Cary Cohenour was recently published in Florida Tennis Magazine. His article gives important advice to tennis players currently selecting a university to attend.
“Finding the right university for both tennis and the best education can be the most important decision in a student-athlete’s career. There are no guarantees you will find the perfect fit in both areas. It’s very important to weigh out your options. For example, decide first if you are looking for a program that’s going to aide you in improving your game, if so, do a ‘background check’ on the coach. Find out what kind of relationship he or she has had with past players. Rarely will you find a coach at the lower ranked schools that spends a lot of time working to improve a players technical skills, but he or she might be a good motivator, which can be a huge asset if you arrive with a solid base in your game. If you are looking to go Division I and you have the ranking to back it up, there are more talented coaches out there (in my opinion) than we have had in the history of college tennis. Coaches such as Bryan Shelton, women’s coach at Georgia Tech and Mario Rinson, men’s coach at University at Miami, just to name a few. These coaches are building players not just programs. However, the majority of you should, and are thinking education first. It is very important that you don’t limit your options. Remember, the coach is looking out for his or her job, so they might have their own reasons for not giving you a scholarship or helping you get in to the school. Move on and start the process early. If you wait too long it could be too late. Make a long list, make a video and continue to be persistent, eventually you’ll find what you are looking for.
Tip: Meet with your high school counselor frequently and be realistic about where you can get in with your grades.”
Cary also tells us that Celsius has recently teamed up with the renowned Elevation Academy Basketball on McIntosh Rd. Elevation has its own school and boarding facilities and many of its students come from abroad.
To read more about Coach Cary and Celsius Tennis Academy, check out our previous blog post.
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