Private Consultation

Opening Informational Consultation

All consultations are completely confidential and are essential for accurate advice and other services. The goals and situations of every child are different. The content of each child’s consultation will be different depending on what stage the junior player is in his/her junior career.

Consultation Topics and Benefits for High School Seniors

  • Two phone calls to our extensive network of college coaches on your behalf.
  • A list of schools that fit your profile and fit what you are looking for (including safety and reach schools.)
  • A clarification of the different types of walk-ons and which kind could serve as your college hook.
  • What colleges are looking for players to give scholarships to.
  • How to do a good recruiting video.
  • Which credentials should you push hardest to college coaches.
  • Things to ignore in your college search.
  • “Under the Radar” items to consider in your search from someone who has gone through the process as a player, guidance expert and junior coach.
  • Addressing any questions you may encountered as you enter your college search.

Consultation Topics and Benefits for High School Juniors

  • To get a thorough assessment of all “reach schools” and see if any of them are possibilities where tennis can be a “hook.”
  • How to write an effective introductory letters to coaches. When to best time your letter for maximum effectiveness.
  • Who offers scholarships and at what schools do you have a chance of getting one.
  • A description of the different types of tennis walk-ons.
  • Who needs a recruiting video? What should the recruiting video include.
  • What tournaments one should be playing to best position oneself to colleges.
  • Things to ignore when choosing a college
    “Under the radar” items to consider in your search from someone who has gone through the process as a player, guidance expert and junior coach.
  • A timeline of the recruiting process

Consultation Topics and Benefits for High School Sophomores

  • A timeline of the recruiting process
  • To get a thorough assessment of all “reach schools” and see if any of them are possibilities where tennis can be a “hook.”
  • A description on the different types of tennis walk-ons. What tournaments one should be playing to best position oneself to colleges.
  • Who offers scholarships and at what schools do you have a chance of getting one.
  • To obtain guidance on when college coaches want one to “transition up” to the 18’s.
  • Things to ignore when choosing a college
  • How to write an effective introductory letters to coaches. When it makes sense to send out an early cover letter.
  • “Under the radar” items to consider in your search from someone who has gone through the process as a player, guidance expert and junior coach.
  • To get advice on how important it is to travel to a farther National Open with a suffering economy.
  • To understand the statistical probability of reaching your ranking goals in two years at signing period time (based on previous data.)

Consultation Topics and Benefits for High School Freshmen

  • A timeline of the recruiting process
  • To see if tennis or academics need the bigger push in High School for the purpose of admittance to a top-academic school.
    To map out a college plan starting from the end and working to the current.
  • Addressing any questions you may encounter as you enter your college search.
  • What tournaments one should be playing to best position oneself to colleges.
  • How to write an effective introductory letters to coaches. When it makes sense to send out an early cover letter.
  • To obtain guidance on when college coaches want one to “transition up” to the 18’s.
  • To get advice on how important it is to travel to a National Open with a suffering economy.
  • To understand the statistical probability of reaching your ranking goals in three years at signing period time (based on previous data.)

Consultation Topics and Benefits for Middle-School Students

  • A timeline of the recruiting process
  • To see if tennis or academics need the bigger push in High School for the purpose of admittance to a top-academic college.
    Addressing any questions you may encounter as you enter your college search.
  • To get an honest assessment on New York based training programs after moving to the tri-state area from another region.
  • To get direction on a limited or unlimited resource training schedule to achieve the child’s long-term tennis goals.
  • To get an knowledgeable, unbiased opinion of whether a child’s tennis goals are being realistically set by the child or coach.
  • To understand the statistical probability of reaching your ranking goals in three years at signing period time (based on previous data.)

Elementary School Students

  • To receive an objective assessment to whether their child is on path to reach his tennis goals.
  • To receive a framework for what it takes to have a shot at playing college tennis or pro tennis.
  • To get an honest assessment on New York based training programs after moving to the tri-state area from another region.
  • To get direction on a limited or unlimited resource training schedule to achieve the child’s long-term tennis goals.
  • To get an knowledgeable, unbiased opinion of whether a child’s tennis goals are being realistically set by the child or coach.

Most people know they want good academics and good tennis, but these are absolutely not the only two things to consider. In addition, in MANY situations, it is not to a child’s advantage to play for as good of a team as possible. Experience has shown that a child who plays on a team that is “over his head” is more likely to quit than to improve. Which schools offer scholarships? How do I know who is interested in my child? What is the timeline for recruiting? All of your questions will be answered by someone who went through the process and who is an expert of recruiting today.

JuniorTennisConsulting is not just invaluable for high school students. It is also available for middle school and elementary school students. Numerous parents of high school seniors have said, “I wish I knew then what I know now.” For example, most Division 1 schools do not care much, if at all about sectional rankings, whereas Division 2 and Division 3 schools often do. In addition, a handful of coaches at top academic and tennis schools have told us that NATIONAL USTA RANKING IS THE THIRD MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR in determing how desirable a prospect is to that coach’s team. The other factors, and how to cover those areas will be discussed in the consultation.

The biggest goal of JuniorTennisConsulting is to help you achieve your goals. We feel that an important part of this process is building trust by being honest with the player and the family about what path he/she is currently on. Negativity is detrimental to a child but so are false promises which inevitably lead to disappointment.

Consultations last anywhere from an hour to an hour-and-a-half. Most consultations are done in-person but Skype and telephone consults are also available. Follow-Up Consults are always available if necessary. Consults are done in Old Westbury, Long Island.