COLLEGE PLACEMENT 2024-04-23T20:01:18+00:00


The ultimate goal for many young athletes is to receive partial to full athletic scholarships. At Van Der Meer Tennis Academy, we strive to build life champions in the classroom as well as on the court. Our players are encouraged to commit to a rigorous scholastic program so that outstanding tennis performance is coupled with strong academics. Most of our past players have earned the title Scholar Athlete and received scholarships to prestigious universities. Whether interested in attending an Ivy League College, playing Division I Tennis, or beginning at a Junior College level, Van Der Meer coaches assist players so that dreams come true

The college selection process begins in earnest junior year when Van Der Meer coaches work in collaboration with the players and their high school guidance counselors. We have a booklet prepared for each student outlining what to expect, and conduct periodic meetings to make sure everyone is on target. As senior year progresses, coaches are contacted, videos are uploaded to YouTube and visits are arranged. Many coaches make visits to the academy throughout the school year for recruiting purposes as well.

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Colleges Attended by Graduates
Auburn University
Baylor University
Bucknell University
Clemson University
Columbia University
Coastal Carolina University
Colgate University
College of Charleston
Columbia University
Davidson College
Duke University
Emory University
Harvard University
Iowa State University
Jacksonville State University
James Madison University
Liberty University
Louisiana State University
North Carolina State University
Northwestern University
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University
Queens University
Rutgers University
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
Temple University
The Citadel
Tufts University
Tulane University
Tusculum College
University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
University of Colorado
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois
University of Iowa
University of Indiana
University of Kentucky
University of North Carolina
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Wake Forest University
West Virginia University
Wheaton University