Play College Sports USA believes creating a platform for young Botswana players in sports is very crucial. College Tennis is a good outlet for talented young Botswana Players. Not everyone can make it to be a pro-athlete but everyone who has played sports at a competitive level could play college sports in the United States on scholarship. Our goal is to help young players to stay in the game and to find a college where they can show their athletic and academic ability. We will be promoting past Botswana Players who played college tennis and current Botswana Players who are playing college tennis. Let’s get inspired because the sky is the limit for Botswana Tennis at every level.
Both Botswana Tennis Federation and Players will benefit in Play College Sports USA services. Maintaining interest and playing activity for long-term is very important. If a tennis federation is not producing professional players, it is important to introduce a platform that will excitement for the players to aim for or look forward to.
We will host a players/parents get together education session. The purpose of the
meeting is to educate, build tennis interest, and partnership with tennis
development in Botswana
Thai-Son Kwiatkowski’s had a very distinguished college career at the University of Virginia. During his career, he led the team to 3 ACC Tournament titles and 3 NCAA National titles, was ranked #1 in the ITA Singles Rankings, and won the NCAA Individual title in 2017. In addition, Thai-Son was an NCAA Top 10 Award winner his senior year, which recognizes the best athletes across all NCAA sports.
Taylor Davidson was a 2-time All-American at Stanford University. She was a part of the 2016 National Championship Team, the 2017 National Finalist Team, and two of her teams won the Pac-12 Championships. Taylor was a staple in the top of the lineup at Stanford. She was ranked as high as #2 in the ITA Doubles rankings, and was also ranked inside of the top 30 in singles.
University of Louisiana Associate Head Coach-Luc Godin is visiting Finland to checkout some tennis talent Finland has to offer. He has been in contact with Nuutti Jokinen who is graduating and planning to study and play college tennis on scholarship in the United States. It is Coach Godin's first trip to Finland and he is excited to build new connections. University of Louisiana Men's Team is currently ranked 66 in the country. As far as the History of the program, University of Louisiana has done an amazing job with their development and staying strong within Men's College Tennis in the United States. It is a place where I started my coaching career in college and during my time there the Men's Team was ranked top 20 in the country and the women's top 75. It is very important for young Finns to meet Coach Godin and see what opportunities his program can provide. All young men's top Finnish players (Age 16-18) are encourage to come Saturday for an hour practice and talk to Coach Godin if you interested in pursuing college tennis as an option.
Thanks to HVS - Saku Siivonen, Veera Nurmi, Ville Nurmi, and Repe Jokinen for putting this event together. The turnout was great and good questions from parents and players. We will keep promoting college tennis to Finns around the country.
Sometimes you have to take a different route. College Tennis has been a great option for some players who where not ready for the Professional Tour. Players like Collins grew so much but at the end of the day is due to discipline, motivation, open-mindedness, dealing with adversity, and determination. Making it is not easy. It requires work everyday. I hope you players can listen to the interview and see how confident Collins and her recognition of college coaching and current coaching. It is never too late to play college tennis even if it is for year or two.
There is no better trip for inspiring college tennis prospects than visiting the USTA National Campus in Orlando,Florida. You will have the opportunity to see every level of college tennis teams from top ranked to non-top ranked teams. The facility and atmosphere is amazing and worth experiencing.
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we need a list of past and current Finns who played college tennis in the United States - you need to be recognized because you can pave the way for the new generation
Here is a list of Finnish Players that played and are currently playing. Please add your name to the list.
We believe in creating a platform for young Finns in sports is very crucial. College Tennis is a good outlet for talented young Finns. Not everyone can make it to be a pro-athlete but everyone who has played sports at a competitive level could play college sports in the United States on scholarship. Our goal is to help young players to stay in the game and to find a college where they can show their athletic and academic ability. We will be promoting past Finns who played college tennis and current Finns who are playing college tennis. Lets get inspired because the sky is the limit for Finnish Tennis at every level
My name is Dominic Modise. I am a former College Student-Athlete and Coach. I was born in South Africa during post-apartheid era which pushed me to have the dream of leaving for the US with the hopes of playing college tennis. The opportunity came up when I was an Auditor for Ernest & Young to be a walk-on at a Junior College in Texas.I then went to Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy to be a coach and play college tennis at the University of Hawaii on Scholarship. Tennis has opened doors for me to be able to coach some of the top players around the world and to contribute to the sports around the world with my knowledge.