Student-athletes with high school grades and college test scores below the enrollment guidelines of the NCAA or NAIA may consider taking the NJCAA tennis route. Junior college women’s tennis provides these students with a two-year program to improve grades while still playing highly competitive tennis. The junior college tennis coaches are focused on improving a student-athletes grade situation as much as they are on the actual sport. The coaches are also a contact point for many NCAA D1, D2 and D3, as well as NAIA women’s tennis programs.
There are 77 NJCAA tennis teams for women. The NJCAA permits a total of nine scholarships per team, but not all junior college women’s tennis schools offer the full allotment. For the NJCAA tennis programs offering nine scholarships, three can be full scholarships which cover all costs (tuition, books and lab fees, room and meals). The remaining six scholarships are for tuition only.
The above rankings are the results of this year’s national championships at the NJCAA level and are based completely on performance at this tournament.