Top of the Class Tennis Experience
Top of the Tennis is a one-of-a-kind showcase event matching student-athletes with elite coaches from the top academic institutions in the country.
What is Top of the Class
Matching student athletes to America’s top academic institutions
Aspiring to play tennis at an upper echelon college or university is both exciting and challenging. We have designed this showcase event to benefit the student athletes who desire to pursue this goal. Top of the Class is our answer to the numerous requests from college coaches, student athletes and their parents to offer an opportunity where we can expose current players to a variety of coaching styles, play among the competition, show off individual strengths and become an overall better player.
I have assembled a number of the top coaches and instructors from prominent colleges within our national tennis network in order to mentor players in the process of recruiting, academic admissions criteria and what it takes to play tennis at the collegiate level. You can expect to learn much more about the college recruiting process from the people who do it: the recruiting rules, who to talk to, what to expect on visits, how to communicate with coaches and a whole lot more. Whether or not our group of coaches represents the specific schools you might be looking to attend in particular, you will nonetheless gain a valuable perspective into the process as it pertains to scholar athletes at any of the top academic institutions.
-Paul Gastonguay, Executive Director
Bates College Men’s and Women’s Tennis Head Coach
Age and Ability Grouping
The Top of The Class Prospect Camp is open to players graduating high school in 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021. Enrollment will be limited in order to ensure each participant receives maximum exposure to our coaches and other guest speakers that may include college guidance counselors, nutritional experts and strength and conditioning coaches. This is a great chance to be seen by coaches and open doors to college contacts that may have not been on your radar previously.