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Conversation With Chris Groer

In 1996, Chris Groer became the first All-America tennis player in the history of Vanderbilt University. He was also Vandy's first Academic All-American in tennis. Tennis remained a constant in his life - playing on the ATP Tour for a few years and now playing recreationally at a high level. We caught up with Groer to talk about his college tennis memories and his thoughts on the college game and its players today. Story

 
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6/29 Q&A With Former Vanderbilt All-American Chris Groer
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College tennis is a goal for many players and parents, and they should learn about the recruiting process. Weil Tennis Academy is proud to sponsor Recruiting 101 - with articles about recruiting, eligibility, and more.

   
 
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7/11 Delray Beach, FL B18-16
7/11 Memphis, TN G18
7/11 Virginia Beach, VA G16
7/12 Fort Lauderdale, FL B14
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ITA SUMMER CIRCUIT
The ITA Summer Circuit provides college, junior, and alumni tennis players the opportunity to compete in organized events virtually year round. These open events give junior players a chance to play against college competition.
 
Date  HostLocation
7/03 Purdue W. Lafayette, IN
7/04 Abilene Christian Abilene, TX
7/10 La Verne La Verne, CA
7/11 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
7/11 U Pacific Stockton, CA
7/11 Western Michigan Kalamazoo, MI
7/11 Wichita State Wichita, KS
7/11 Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, TN
7/11 UT Dallas Richardson, TX
 
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 USTA TENNIS ON CAMPUS
The USTA's Tennis On Campus program is designed to provide college students with opportunities for team camaraderie, social networking, and rivaled competition through tennis without the rigors of a varsity program.
 
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Haviland Tennis Academy is the proud sponsor of Where Are They Now? - a series that catches up with former junior and college tennis players.
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The Tennis Recruiting Network is proud to host preview and wrap-up articles of top junior tennis tournaments from around the country.
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Solfire is the proud sponsor of Recruiting Class Rankings for college tennis teams. Check out the top classes from across the country - and see how your team stacks up.
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National Showcase Tournaments are USTA-sanctioned events open to players from all sections. Compete against players outside of your district or section - and earn credit towards your Tennis Recruiting ranking.
 
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7/10 Mendham Summer Championships
Mendham, NJ
BG 16-18
7/11 Georgia Junior Open
Rome, GA
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Costa Mes, CA
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Milton, MA
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Norcross, GA
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Roswell, GA
BG16-18
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Goshen, NY
BG16-18
 
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