More than 100 top high school players from the area came out to SPORTIME Randall’s Island to take part in the fourth annual John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) College Recruiting Combine.
The players displayed their talents in front of about 60 coaches from all levels of college tennis as they pursue the dream of playing collegiate tennis.
“Players were able to compete on the court and in the gym for all coaches to evaluate,” said Jay Harris, the Director of the SPORTIME/JMTA College Recruiting Combine, and a former head coach at Bowling Green University and Brown University. “The players were also able to benefit from the incredibly educational College Coaches’ Panel and the Sports Vision testing.”
The two-day combine consisted of singles and doubles match-play, fitness and agility assessments, sports vision tests as well as discussions and panels on how to navigate the recruiting process, and what coaches are looking for in a potential recruit.
In all, the coaches and players represented 18 different states and five different countries as the JMTA continues to build the event into a growing national and international showcase each year.
“The JMTA continues to build itself into one of the country’s largest premier college placement companies,” added Harris. “And the combine has become widely known around the country as one of the best college exposure opportunities that college tennis prospects can take part in.”