Everyone who loves the idea of playing College Tennis in the US asked him-/herself this question:
What is the life of a College Tennis Athlete about?
This blog entry takes a look behind the scenes.
A day in the life of a student-athlete starts with the thing most of us don’t enjoy – waking up. And it will probably be quite early, but with a lot of things to enjoy doing during the day getting up it is not that hard. When you’ve finally overcome the hurdle of getting out of bed, you will probably start your daily morning routine.
After that, you will either have your first classes or a training or gym session (this will depend on your schedule). You might also be able to enjoy the luxury of physio treatments. If it’s not classes, you will spend most of the time with your teammates.
Once finished, you will have the time to relax and eat lunch either alone or with your teammates. Again, depending on your schedule, it’s now time for classes or training.
When all the hard work is done, the rest of the day/evening belongs to you and whatever you want to use it for. You can choose from various activities offered by your university or find something yourself. As an example, you can go and see other sports teams at your university play and cheer them on, as they might do for you as well.
Your day will look completely different if you have to travel to an away game. Depending on how far away it is, you might have to “skip” a class (of course you will be allowed to do so since you are studying with a sports scholarship). You will most likely travel by bus, with the whole team, and in the evening / on the next day, the team will travel back home, hopefully with a win.
So who’s ready to rock his journey as student-athlete?
Stay tuned for more updates on the life of a college tennis player and check out the great video by Adam Gavin below! Also, check his account for more videos about College and College Sports.