The United States Tennis Association and National Scouting Report partnered for the UTSA Southern Championships this past weekend.
The event is the first of the USTA, NSR partnership that will continue throughout 2017. The tournament included some of the best 16 and under boys’ and girl’s tennis players from the 9 Southern States.
256 of the best 16u tennis players traveled to Rome, Georgia this weekend to compete in the largest public tennis facility in the nation, the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College.
NSR was the official scouting organization of the tournament and according to NSR’s Director of Tennis, Tim Wilkison, NSR tennis scouts were out doing their thing.
“Doing what we do connecting tennis players with college scholarship with opportunities to play tennis in college,” said Wilkison. “It takes time to build athletic skills and build relationships with college coaches. That’s really what NSR helps athletes do.”
Wilkison and the rest of the NSR tennis scouts are pleased with the caliber of athletes in Rome this weekend and look forward to telling college coaches they have found an athlete that fits their needs. They also want to make sure to stress to young tennis athletes that the recruiting process starts early and you must be prepared.
If you couldn’t attend the USTA Southern Championship tournament and want to be play tennis in college, filling out a Scout Me Form is your first step to reaching your goals!