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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

College Update

There are lots of interesting stories coming out of college Sports Information Departments now that school is back in session.

Today I learned:

that Steve Forman has started early at Wake Forest;

that Georgia Rose is playing some outstanding tennis for Northwestern;

that Okalahoma State and Boise State earned the last two spots at the ITA Team Indoor next month in Chicago;

and that I'll be one of many spectators in Ann Arbor for the Michigan/Texas men's dual match on Saturday.


Anonymous said...

hi.. sorry colette i know this has nothing to do with the post- but i was just wondering if anyone knew how one would go about getting in a bid for a particular location for the clays?

Colette Lewis said...

All bids should go through a USTA section and Lew Brewer. Please see my Clay Court comment on January 17 for Brewer's email address and for that of Bette Salmon of the Sanctions and Scheduling committee.

Anonymous said...

Hey colette, I was wondering if you might have some advise about how to go about finding a sponsor for an excellent american player who has great results but financially challenged parents.
Thanks Colette for all you do and I look forward to hearing from you.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the talented American player...there are ways to find financial help, but there are many questions. Where do you live? Boy or Girl? 12 or 17? Unfortunately due to geographics, the answers are different for a player from upstate New York compared to a player from Southern Cal. Rule of thumb, if the player is talented with excellent results, then sponsors find the players. Racket companies and clothing lines will sponsor top 10 or so kids in their age groups, but even their budget gets tighter and tighter everyyear. A top 50 player can get reduced packages, "preferred player" for rackets, bags and strings, contact your local racket rep, pro shops know who they are.
If you are looking at teaching programs and clinics, all you have to do is ask, the worst they can say is no.
Competitive tennis is an expensive endeavor, no question about it.

Anonymous said...

where is levine in this college talk? by the way i just saw he qualified in the ATP event in delray! must be playing well he beat dorsche in the first round. just wondering how UF's team is looking? anyone know?