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Frequently Asked Questions - General

Many players ask us questions about our website and rankings. The answers to 95% of these questions are listed here. If you do not see the answer to your question, please send us an email or contact us.


General Questions


What is TennisRecruiting.net all about?

You can learn everything you need to know about our web site and our company by reading About Us.


What differentiates TennisRecruiting.net from other tennis sites?

TennisRecruiting.net differentiates itself in several ways:

  • Free recruiting service: TennisRecruiting.net allows players free registration - and the ability to update most information free of charge.
  • Weekly rankings: TennisRecruiting.net provides two sets of weekly rankings - the College Recruiting Lists and the TennisRPI. These rankings use a head-to-head rather than a points-based system for both boys and girls.
  • Rankings based on graduation year: TennisRecruiting.net is the only site on the web to rank players based on graduation year - which is what college coaches need.
  • Extensive player profiles: Every player in our rankings has several webpages with a wealth of information - player records, historical rankings, high school information, and much more.
  • Premier services for college coaches: TennisRecruiting.net provides services designed by and for college coaches. Player information is packaged in a manner college coaches have long requested - and long awaited. Hundreds of college coaches use TennisRecruiting.net daily.


Do you have a lot of experience producing tennis rankings?

Our company is the worldwide leader in tennis ranking systems. The USTA and its sections and districts have used our ranking products to produce their official ranking, standing, and selection lists for more than five years. Since 1998 we have produced more than 30,000 USTA lists.

Our ranking system supports a variety of points systems as well as several head-to-head systems, including STAR, Safire, and WinRank.


What exclusive content do you have available at TennisRecruiting.net?

Our goal at TennisRecruiting.net is to provide new content every business day. Recruiting updates and features from tennis authors around the country are added several times a week. Rankings are also updated each day, Tuesday through Friday.

Our exclusive content falls into several categories:

  • Recruiting Profiles: Conversations with recruits and their coaches where we update where they are in the recruiting process.
  • Getting Started: Our resident recruiting expert, Dede Allen, introduces you to various recruiting issues.
  • Tournament Wrapups: Stories from premier junior tournaments around the country.
  • Ask the Experts: Well-known coaches and players answer your questions about collegiate tennis and recruiting.
  • Who's Hot? Each month, we feature players who are playing their best tennis and jumping up the rankings.
  • Where Are They Now? Updates on past players with their current activities and whereabouts.

I love TennisRecruiting.net. How do I support your site?

It takes a lot of time and money to put out rankings and content at TennisRecruiting.net. One way to help support TennisRecruiting.net - and to get full access to all of the great content - is to purchase an annual subscription.

In addition, supporting our advertisers - particularly our retail partners - helps us as well. If you do decide to make an online purchase, make sure to start at TennisRecruiting.net and click on one of our sponsor links. That way, TennisRecruiting.net gets credit for the purchase.


Do college coaches really use TennisRecruiting.net?

As of January 2009, almost 600 college coaches subscribe to our premium coaching service, and hundreds more have accounts.

Players can see how many coaches have visited their profile pages for free - just create a free account and link it to your profile. Players can identify exactly which coaches are visiting their player profile pages with a Recruiting Advantage account.

Many of the features of TennisRecruiting.net are based on input from college coaches at all levels and across the country.


I am unable to log in. The website just shows the login prompt without any error message. What is going on?

Our servers experience occasional problems that prevent users from logging in. Our web and database servers are on different machines, and they occasionally get "out of synch" with each other - requiring manual intervention on our part. Our staff is notified when such an outage occirs, and we can fix the problem very quickly. We average one outage every two days, and the outage usually lasts between 10 and 15 minutes.

If you are having problems logging in, please try coming back to the website 15-20 minutes later.

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