We’re delighted to announce that a game-changing Dwight Global partnership has been forged with the International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tour Juniors. The Federation, which is the world governing body of tennis founded in 1913 to ensure the long-term growth and sustainability of the sport, selected Dwight Global from a field of applicants as the Official Education Partner of its World Tennis Tour Juniors division.
This exciting partnership will provide the world’s best young tennis players with the opportunity to benefit from Dwight Global’s wide range of outstanding online education programs. ITFJ recognized that our School, which is ranked one of the top two online high schools in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine, sets the platinum standard in online private school education for students in grades 6-12 and is the ideal choice for aspiring young tournament players who want to balance their pursuit of excellence on the court and in the classroom.
Quite a few Dwight Global students have been pursuing their tennis sparks of genius since we founded the School in 2014. Our model is designed to provide the flexibility pre-professionals need to train, travel, and compete at the highest levels in any sport, while not compromising their academics. A Dwight Global education prepares them for D1, D2, and D3 universities.
“We are dedicated to cultivating the interests and passions of scholar-athletes and educating the sports leaders of tomorrow,” says Louisa Childs, Head of Dwight Global Online School. “We are thrilled to partner with the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors to offer top-notch academics tailored to meet the needs of aspiring tennis stars and to inspire the next generation on the world tour.”
As ITFJ’s Official Education Partner, Dwight Global will provide all ITFJ players with a 50% tuition discount; webinars about college planning, mental health, and leadership; and dedicated college counselors skilled in athletic recruitment, who will work with each player to gain acceptance into their top-choice universities.
Additionally, as Dwight Global students, ITFJ players will have unique opportunities to study at any brick-and-mortar school in our global network, enjoy Dwight residential experiences, participate in performing arts collaborations, and go on trips and exchanges with Dwight students worldwide.
With this news, we are also excited to launch Dwight Global traveling teams, where students can train, study, and compete together. Several prominent players on the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors are current students or graduates, including Michael Zheng ’22, 2022 Wimbledon boys’ singles finalist, who now plays college tennis while studying at Columbia University; and Cooper Williams ’23, 2023 Australian Open boys’ doubles champion and 2023 Wimbledon boys’ singles semi-finalist, who is starting at Harvard this fall. Some of our current students include junior Claire An, 2023 USTA Easter Bowl girls’ singles 16s champion; and sophomore Shannon Lam, 2021 USTA Easter Bowl girls’ singles champion.
Matt Byford, Head of the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors, says, “We are pleased to partner with Dwight Global, giving players competing at ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors events opportunities for online learning. While much focus will be on a junior player’s prowess on-court, it is vital that players also prioritize their academic education. Dwight Global enables players competing on the tour to find a good balance between their athletic and academic careers.”
News of our ITJF partnership follows an announcement we made last April, when Dwight Global became the official program sponsor for United States Tennis Association Eastern Section L3 Elite Junior Tennis Tournaments.
Tennis and Dwight Global make for a great match. Game on!