TFP 010: How to Get a College Tennis Scholarship with Doug Neagle

How to Get a College Tennis Scholarship with Doug Neagle

On Episode 10 of TFP, I spoke with Doug Neagle, Head Coach of the Towson University Women’s Tennis Program. Doug talked me through the recruiting process, important rules that parents, coaches, and players must follow, and the keys to getting a scholarship to play college tennis.

You will learn about eligibility, the best way to communicate with coaches, how scholarships are given to players, and excellent resources to help you navigate your way through the complex path of college tennis recruiting and scholarships.

On this episode, you will learn:

  • The most common reason why players are ineligible to play college tennis
  • Grade and test requirements to become a student-athlete
  • When the recruiting process begins
  • Restrictions on communicating with coaches, players, and parents
  • The best way to communicate with your prospects
  • How many official visits you get and why you should use them all
  • Tips on how to make a recruiting video and how NOT to make them
  • Doug’s favorite drills he uses to train his team
  • How to give yourself the best chance at getting a scholarship to play tennis

and more!

Many thanks to Doug for taking his time to speak with me about the college tennis recruiting and scholarship process.  I know that a ton of juniors players, parents and coaches with benefit from this episode.

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Links Mentioned in This Episode

College Tennis Checklist – Download my free checklist for aspiring college tennis players

NCAA Eligibility Center

NAIA Eligibility Center

TOEFL – exam for international players

Universal Tennis Rating


Athletics Partner

Towson Tennis

Towson Tennis Facebook Page

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