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Elite US NCAA Division 1 coaches to visit Manila at DreamBig Gold Series Tennis Tournament and Camp in January 2020

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Sports events company DreamBig Events will stage the Gold Series College Exposure Tennis Camp. Preceded by a two-day Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) tournament, the two-day tennis camp will take place at the Manila Polo Club in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines on January 9-12, 2020.

DreamBig Events stages tournaments and camp experiences to junior athletes so they can improve their skills and tournament performances. Touted as the Road to College Tennis, the event will give young athletes in the Philippines the all-important training and opportunity to network with world-class coaches, putting them in a good position to potentially get recruited to top university or college tennis teams in the United States.

The event aims to provide young tennis players with play level-based competitions with an opportunity to build up their UTR, the world’s only results–based rating system in tennis that provides an accurate measurement of a player’s level from newbie to pro to the world’s top tennis players. Armed with a UTR, tennis players get a higher chance of being recruited by top U.S. college coaches who use the rating for their rosters.

Running the camp are three top collegiate coaches namely Alex Wong from Brown University, Rob Raines from Cornell University in New York and Jessie Frieder from Boston University. They will evaluate each player carefully with advice and guidance for improvement in specific areas of their game while  assessing their readiness to move on to the next level  on their journey to possible career as a tennis professional or as a top collegiate tennis player.

To excel in tennis, it is necessary to go through the U.S. collegiate system because “U.S. universities are the gateway to international competition and recognition,” according to DreamBig Events founder and CEO Akshay Maliwal. These schools are equipped with “the newest technology and uphold the highest game standards,” he added.

“Coaches there work extremely hard not just on individual fitness and skill levels but also on the athlete’s mental, psychological and competitive outlook to give them the best opportunity to maximize their talents and reach new heights,”  Maliwal explained. “Ambitions have to start somewhere and for many of our participants, their ambition is to study and play their sport in the U.S. DreamBig Events enables student-athletes to experience the life of a U.S. collegiate that takes them to the edge of world class competition.”

Stefan Lhuiller, Nik Gatmaytan, Jerome Romualdez and Tomi Arejola are among the top local athletes who have successfully pursued their U.S. collegiate athletic dreams. They were produced by previous DreamBig Gold Series Camps.

Interested participants may register now at DreamBig Events.

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