Balancing Tennis and School as a College Student

Student-athletes, including those in tennis, face challenges balancing academics and athletics. They must dedicate sufficient time and significant effort to excel in both areas, as achieving high GPAs is crucial for collegiate success. Successful student-athletes have devised effective strategies to achieve this balance.

Effective communication is one crucial strategy that student-athletes must adopt. As a tennis player, a student must inform their professors and coaches about potential class or practice conflicts. Doing so keeps all parties aware of the situation and makes it easier for them to offer the necessary support for players to excel academically and athletically.

Originally published at on September 19, 2023.