Filipino Junior Tennis players who join the DreamBig Gold Series Tennis Camp and Tournament at the Manila Polo Club on January 9 to12, 2020 will be able to take advantage of huge savings while being mentored by top collegiate tennis coaches from Division 1 colleges in the US.
Three NCAA Division 1 coaches including Rob Raines from Cornell University in New York and Jessie Freeder from Boston University will run the three-day camp and oversee the tournament where the young athletes can showcase their talent.
Participants will also receive their Universal Tennis Ranking (UTR) at the camp without having to travel abroad for this. The UTR measures an athlete’s skill level based on objective, consistent and accurate methods and provides a benchmark of skill level compared to other players worldwide. Having a UTR gives players an edge, as international coaches use the rating for their rosters.
Each participant stands to save over USD 5,000 total if they join the camp in Manila as they eliminate the cost of airfare, board and lodging for both athlete and chaperone, local transport expenses and miscellaneous cost that, together with tuition, adds up to as much as USD 6,200. Participation fees at the DreamBig Tennis Camp in Manila costs USD1,000. Hotel stay, if needed, will be minimal cost additions compared to their US equivalents.
“Joining the DreamBig Gold Series Tennis Camp in Manila will take out a huge chunk of expenses as parents need to spend just roughly USD1,000 for such world-class training. This includes the opportunity to be scouted by the best collegiate coaches for almost one-fifth the cost of attending such college tennis camps in the States is more than worth it,” said Akshay Maliwal, DreamBig founder and CEO, an athlete who has himself trained abroad for his game and wants to open up the opportunity to more Asians. The DreamBig Camp is part of series starting in New Delhi followed by Singapore this January, with Manila as its last leg.
The camp has an intimate set-up to ensure personalized training and guidance to each player according to his or her skill level. Limited slots are available for interested players. At the end of the camp, coaches will be able to assess the players’ readiness to join top US colleges and vie for scholarships.
“DreamBig believes there’s a wealth of young tennis talent in the Philippines. That’s why we worked really hard to bring this camp to this country. Tennis is another sport where young athletes can put their country on the map,” Maliwal said.
Interested participants aged 12-18 years old may register now at: https://dreambig.events/gold-series-tennnis-camp/.