FAQs

What is this Event about?

The USP College Tennis Winter Showcase gives participants the opportunity to be exposed in front of college coaches who come from around the country to recruit players for their teams and offer athletic & and academic scholarships.

Players have the option to participate in any of the three programs:

1) Full Week
2) Showcase with Boarding
3) Showcase Only

Who can participate?

The Showcase is open to National and International players who are sophomores, juniors or Seniors in High School, or college transfer.

Note: Players who have been out of high school for over one year and not attended university, may not be eligible to play college tennis.

How many players can be recruited?

All attending coaches will have one or more open spots on their teams. They will offer those spots / scholarships at the showcase to the right players. Historically an average of 50% of showcase participants receive some type of athletic and/or academic scholarship offers.

Is this event for international players also?

The USP College Tennis Winter Showcase is an International event. Players from different states in the USA and all around the world are allowed to participate.

What does an Athletic Scholarship cover?

Athletic Scholarships can be full or partial. This will depend on what coaches have available, and the level of the player they are looking for. In most cases, athletic scholarships will be partial and they cover the total or a portion of the tuition, books, room and board.

For what college entrance date will coaches be recruiting for?

Most coaches will come to recruit players for their 2018 and 2019 class.

How will I know that a college coach is interested in me?

College coaches can talk to players during the day of the showcase. Some coaches may want to contact the players at a later date. All coaches will have each player's contact information.

Which college coaches will be participating ?

USP sends invitation to over 2000 colleges coaches across the 50 States and members of all athletic divisions: NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA. Confirmation from colleges will be sent closer to the event date. An average of 90 colleges participate in the USP College Tennis Showcases every year. See list of previous years participating colleges: College List

How do I register?

You can enroll by clicking on the Player or Coach "Sign Up" button on the Home Page. Once your account has been created, select the program you wish to participate and proceed to complete the enrollment form. Click Here to Enroll.

How can I secure my spot?

For the Full Week and Showcase with Boarding program a non refundable deposit of $ 750 is required to guarantee a spot. The balance is due 45 days prior to the start of the program. If you are registering less than 45 days from the program start date, you must make the full payment.

For the Showcase Only program you must make full payment to secure your spot.

Is there a deadline? When do spots fill up?

We do not have a formal enrollment deadline for our programs. We encourage family to sign up as quickly as possible to ensure that we will still have space available in the program. Every year our showcase programs are full with a waiting list. So early enrollment is highly recommended.

How many players is the maximum for the College Tennis Showcase?

A maximum of 24 players will be accepted in the Full Week Program. For the Showcase with Boarding and the Showcase Only programs the maximum amount of players is 80 boys and 80 girls.

Where will the Showcase take place?

It will take place at the Sunrise Tennis Club: 605 W Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351. View Map

What is your cancellation policy?

All payments are only refunded if the Protection Plan has been purchased by the family. In case of inclement weather conditions or any major disaster, the showcase times will be rescheduled to be played no later than Sunday 12/3. If no matches are played, USP will credit the payment for a future showcase or services.

Is this an overnight program?

The Full Week and Showcase with Boarding program include all accommodations and meals. The Showcase Only program does not.

Where will players stay?

All accommodations will be at high quality hotels located near the showcase site and college campuses. There will be 2 to 3 players per room. Staff will be staying in the same floor in order to supervise players at all times.

Can friends request to be roommates?

Yes, students of the same gender may make a mutual request and we will do our best to accommodate the request. These requests need to be mutual, and need to be received prior to the preparation of the housing list for the Tour. If there are more than two students requesting each other we will do our best to room them together or near each other. Any other arrangements would need to be approved in writing by the Tour Director to be considered guaranteed.

What is the supervision like? Who are your staff members?

We offer an adult instructor to student ratio of 1:12. Players are supervised 24 hours. Staff includes showcase director, event coordinator, player coordinators and coaches. Click here to see Staff.

Where will players eat?

All breakfast will take place at the hotels. Lunch and Dinner will be at quality restaurants that offer a variety of foods that fulfill the needs of young athletes. At the Showcase, lunches will be served at the event site.

Do you offer Transportation?

Transportation is offered for those players participating in the Full Week or Showcase with Boarding program. This includes airport pick up and daily transportation.

How do we handle dietary restrictions, medications and health issues?

If special dining/dietary needs are required, we will do our best to accommodate the player. If students will be bringing medication, or have special medical needs, please indicate that on our medical form. Our event uses facilities with medical clinics and hospitals nearby, we do not have a nurse on site at our programs. Generally we ask families to equip their child to store and administer his/her application individually, and do not take possession of medication or administer medication directly to the students. We may make special accommodations outside of the policy, however, so please contact our office to discuss your individual situation.

At what time do players need to arrive?

Full Week Program: From 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm on Saturday 11/25

Showcase with Boarding: From 12 noon until 6:00 pm on Tuesday 11/28

Showcase Only Players: A final agenda with all schedules will be provided 3 weeks prior to the event.

Is there a suggestion package list?

A suggested packing list can be found by CLICK HERE.

Can parents accompany the players?

The Full Week and Showcase with Boarding programs are designed for players only. No parents are allowed in the Buses or same rooms. Parents are welcome to join any of the campuses tours if they wish to do so. One of the main purposes of our programs is for players to learn about the life of a college student-athlete, and share the entire experience with other players from across the USA and the World.

How can I contact USP?

Give us a call: +1(305) 554-1124
Or send us an e-mail at tennisshowcase@universitysports.com