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Recruiting & Prepping for National Hardcourts ft. Tanner Stump

Welcome to Season 12 Episode 24 of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. Tanner Stump is back this week to discuss his upcoming college showcase and why these showcases are so valuable to college-bound junior players.

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As you may remember from our previous conversation, Tanner is the former Associate Head Coach of the University of Florida Men’s Tennis Team and is now working to help educate and mentor other college coaches. To that end, he has tapped into his extensive network to offer a great opportunity to players ages 13-18 who want to play college tennis.

The inaugural Slamstox College Tennis Showcase at Michigan State University August 1-3, 2023, is open to boys and girls with a cost of $399 ($349 if you sign up before July 1st). Included are college coach panel discussions for both parents and players, singles and doubles match play in a round-robin format, and time between matches for one-on-one conversations with the college coaches themselves.

You may notice the dates coincide perfectly with the start of this year’s National Hardcourt tournaments in Kalamazoo and San Diego. That was no accident! Tanner is hoping players will use the showcase as a warmup event to prepare for the summer’s biggest junior tournament while giving them a chance to play in front of college coaches in a less pressure-packed environment. You should also know that the showcase is a verified UTR event which means all matches CAN count toward the players’ rating although Tanner has offered alternatives to that which you will hear him discuss in the podcast.

Tanner has generously offered the following discounts/bonuses to the ParentingAces community – simply type “ParentingAces” in the “How did you hear about us” section of the registration form:

  • 15% off of early bird rate ($349) if signed up before July 1
  • 10% off of regular rate ($399) anytime before July 10
  • First 10 signups with ParentingAces discount code receive a free 30 min video call consultation with Tanner Stump and August 1 exclusive training session before the showcase begins

For more information and to register, be sure to visit the showcase webpage at To reach Tanner directly, email him at [email protected].

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Intro & Outro Music: Morgan Stone aka STØNE

Audio & Video Editing: Lisa Stone


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