For several months early in to 2003 I had been looking for educational and tennis opportunities for my son Callen upon graduation from high school in June of 2003 . I had made some contacts but without any real success.
Early in June of this year, I became aware of existence of University Prospects, an agency available to assist in the placement of student / athletes in post secondary schools in the USA., and contacted Brian Smith, president, to help with this search. Acknowledging the lateness of the hour relative to securing a school for the fall semester, Brian and his people immediately organized a profile of my son for their website, prepared an CD of his Tennis playing skills and contact numerous USA colleges and universities on his behalf to determine what options may exist for him to pursue his schooling and tennis interests outside of Canada. Needless to say there were numerous responses and a great deal of interest generated around Callen, in an EXTREMELY short period of time. Regardless of the last minute situation we were able to secure a couple of offers for Callen to attend one of those schools on a partial athletic scholarship basis. The offers were discussed with Brian and advise offered . A decision was made and a small school chosen in Tennessee where Callen exists today following his dream.
Brian Smith and his company were instrumental in securing this opportunity for Callen. He was tireless in his efforts, informative about all aspects of the process and helpful every step of the way. His personal knowledge of the American college system was invaluable. We were lucky to find him and are very thankful for his part he played in shaping Callen's future.
Charles D. Ritcey,
At University Prospects we have been working with the tennis recruitment syatem since 1999 with great success. We have a long list of clients who have found a great way to obtain an excellent education......while using all the work they have put into their tennis game to help pay for it. An athletic scholarship in Tennis can be one of the highlights of your life but it's not our first concern. We work very hard to help our clients find a scholarship at an educational institution where they have a great program in the major you have chosen.......or a track record of taking general studies students and guiding them to success.
Unfortunately, like everything else it seems, the tennis recruitment process has become more and more complicated in the last few years. That's one of the main reasons that University Prospects is great to have as a member of your search team.
There's another reason why we are a perfect choice to help you find a tennis scholarship. Our President went to the University of Texas on a tennis scholarship in the 90's and is the best source possible for the ins and outs of the tennis recruitment process. He even spent another year at the University of Texas as a tennis coach so he can cover all the bases with you.
If this makes sense to you then here is what you do next. Visit our Prospect Evaluation Page and send us some basic information so we can give you an idea as to possible next steps. Just click below or on the "Let's Get Started" tab at the top of the page.