| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center hosted a free conference on Sunday: “Making the Admissions Process Work For You” and “How to Create a Great College Tennis Resume”, presented by the National Tennis Center, the City Parks Foundation and Serve and Return, Inc.

“We’re always aiming to provide our dedicated juniors with tools to succeed off the court as well on-court,” said Mike Silverman, Director of Sports for City Parks Foundation. “Free, informative talks like this about the college application process are extremely valuable for them and their parents.”

On hand to speak at this instructional conference was Silverman, tennis legend Virginia Wade, Serve and Return founder and Bethpage Park Tennis Center co-owner Steve Kaplan and Hannah Camhi, one of Kaplan’s longtime students and recent Brown University graduate. The conference was meant to ease the stress of the college admissions process and discuss how to assemble your perfect tennis resume.

“The college tennis admissions process can work for you if you demonstrate high character in a clear and thoughtful resume that shows a record of desire, love and achievement in the sport,” said Kaplan. “This is because colleges and future employers have a high regard for tennis players who use the sport to not only do well with wins, but who go further to do good with service to others. It was an honor to represent Serve and Return to partner with the event organizer, City Parks Foundation and The National Tennis Center to teach young players how to best navigate the process to create and write a successful tennis resume.

Many thanks to Mike Silverman and Virginia Wade who gave welcoming and inspiring opening remarks, as well as Whitney Kraft for graciously hosting this event. A very special thanks to my longtime student Hannah Camhi for delivering a terrific talk on how to format a great tennis resume.”