DTS College Exposure Series
Press Release, 15 December 2013
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The 2014 DTS College Exposure Series kicks off with the 9th Annual DTS Southern California Showcase January 4th & 5th at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, CA. The 14th Annual DTS College Prospect Showcase, the second leg of the series, will be held June 27-29 at Yale University in New Haven, CT. The 2014 DTS College Exposure Series concludes with the DTS College Recruiting Tournament at Harvard University in Boston, MA, July 19th & 20th.
Events in the DTS College Exposure Series are the longest running and most successful events of their kind anywhere in the country, boasting the most impressive list of college coaches attending. In 2013, the series attracted 398 players, both American and international, and coaches from 245 men's and women's collegiate tennis programs at all NCAA divisions, as well as the NAIA. These college exposure events prove to be an invaluable resource for the student-athletes, 98% of whom go on to play college tennis, and the coaches who are recruiting the right players to join their future squads.
The two Showcases are a team format, with each participant playing in 3 singles and 2 doubles matches. The Recruiting Tournament is a singles only event, with the results counting for players' tennisrecruiting.net (TRN) rankings and Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). The Recruiting Tournament is a compass draw format which insures that all players compete in four matches regardless of their win-loss record, and guarantees that they play on both days of the event, in the case that some coaches can only attend Day 2.
All of the events in the College Exposure Series are well organized and "recruiting friendly". Coaches and players alike benefit from the extensive player profiles that are created for each participant and distributed to hundreds of coaches before the events. Players have their names on their backs for ease of identification. Coaches also appreciate having match schedules provided for each day and the efficient process for immediately updating court assignments and results.
DTS spends an inordinate amount of time trying to create the most competitive match-ups among a field of players that can represent as many as 25 states and 7 foreign countries, with levels of play ranging from blue-chip to 1-star. This effort often results in highly competitive matches, which is exactly what coaches are looking for.
Taylor Ng, a 5-star recruit currently in her freshman year at Dartmouth College, said of the East Coast Showcase: "Playing in front of so many college coaches was an extremely unique opportunity. It was so great to play both singles and doubles in front of them, and not just one or two matches, but four or five matches over the course of just two days. So much great exposure at an event that was so well organized is really what made the showcase stand out. I walked away knowing so much more about college tennis than I knew before."
Georgetown men's and women's coach Gordie Ernst said: "The DTS College Prospects Showcases allow me to see many prospects who have both the tennis and academic credentials to be a viable candidate for Georgetown. I love the ease of showing up knowing that I'll be able to see prospects play both singles and doubles in set period of time. For college coaches the Showcases are a must."
Coaches from the following Conferences have attended events in the DTS College Exposure Series:
- Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
- America East
- Atlantic 10
- Big 10
- Big East
- Big West
- Centennial Conference
- Colonial Athletic Association
- Commonwealth Coast Conference
- Empire 8
- Ivy League
- Landmark Conference
- Liberty League
- Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)
- North Coast Athletic Conference
- Northeast 10
- Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)
- Pac 12
- Patriot League
- Southern Conference
- University Athletic Association (UAA)
- West Coast Conference
Visit the Showcase page of our website for a list of the specific schools that have attended in past years.
The participants in 2013, as in other years, have received commitments to play at such prestigious Division 1 schools and tennis programs as Brown, Columbia, Georgetown, Princeton, Wake Forest, Yale, and the University of Washington (to name just a few), along with most of the top 20 Division 3 tennis and academic schools.
Since 2001, 58 participants in the DTS College Exposure Series have gone on to achieve NCAA All-Americans honors, and countless others have gone on to make all-conference teams. Four past participants have won the NCAA singles title, including Middlebury's Lok-Sze Leung who took the 2013 crown. Take a look at the Exposure Series Hall of Fame.
Registration for all events can be done online by clicking here. Registration openings and deadlines are as follow:
- 9th Annual DTS Southern Cal Showcase, January 4-5, 2014, Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA:
Registration begins October 1, 2013
Registration deadline: December 19, 2013
- 14th Annual DTS College Prospects Showcase, June 27-29, 2014, Yale University, New Haven, CT:
Registration begins February 15, 2014
Registration deadline: June 2, 2014
- 2nd Annual DTS College Recruiting Tournament, July 19-20, 2014, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Registration begins March 15, 2014
Registration deadline: July 2, 2014
Don't miss out on the opportunity to play in a memorable event that will impact your tennis and academic future.
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