Tennis Showcase History from 2014 to 2018
Looking back at five years of on-field recruiting action
It all started about five years ago with a vision - giving young tennis talents and US College Coaches the chance to meet each other in person. Offering them a platform to connect and to exchange ideas and, of course, to showcase their skills.
In 2014 at our first showcase edition, 32 players joined the adventure along with more than 10 US College Coaches. A stepping stone in the future development of the event. With support of our long term partner PMTR in Mulheim an der Ruhr, we staged the four following recruiting events at their tennis facilities until changing the location to an even larger environment in 2018. With the preparation camp in Mulheim, we still keep up a strong cooperation with the PMTR team.
Within five years, we managed to quadruple the number of participants up to 130 players in 2018 - making the showcase in 2018 the biggest recruiting event we ever had.
Expanding our event from one year to another, we have now developed an outstanding reputation for college sports recruiting with high demand to offer similar events in the States, all over Europe and Asia.
While striving to become the No.1 college tennis recruiting event in Europe, we managed rough challenges that make us grow even more as a team of experienced college sports agents, never stopping to pursue the same goal set in 2014 - to help young tennis talents get started with their US adventure.
With a total number of more than 360 participating athletes from 18 different nations over the last five years, we defended our rank as international stage for future college tennis stars looking to get in touch with the US college coaches.
“We started with a vision - and now, we staged the biggest tennis recruiting events in Europe. That’s fantastic. We are more than proud to see our concept working. The TSC is always the highlight event in our schedule and everyone is putting in hard work to make it a great success.” (Roger Thiele - Managing Partner/SEC)
“Tennis Showcase - that’s always the time when we all are really busy, everyone is putting in some extra work and gets excited about the event. I like it. It forms a great team spirit.” (Voice of the office)
Important to us - always have been and always will be - a relaxed and an open-minded atmosphere at our events. We like to offer high-quality tennis matches, information sessions but also side event highlights. Overall, we would like to have every participant experience how life as student-athlete in the US will look like.
Where do we head to next?
We are still working on new innovations each year, trying to become even better. That’s why we switched from playing show matches to a UTR rated tournament, adjusted the length of the games played, and the communication regulation between coaches and players.
Special focus is on the coaches’ BBQ, an informal exchange of experiences and feedback to our recruiting service and our presentations and Q&A sessions with former and current student-athletes. Here one receives valuable tips and tricks how to proceed in the college application process.
Why is TSC so special?
The main reason why to attend the tennis showcase is to show off your athletic performance in front of US coaches - to leave a personal impression. But there is much more than that. As networking event, participants benefit from personal contact to the coaches, first hand information and getting a taste of college feeling. No other mean of communication could replace this unique opportunity - not to mention the familiar atmosphere or social interaction and exchange with fellow athletes.
Check out our Memory Gallery with the photos of all Showcases above or take a look at our social wall #TSC2018.