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- Played professionally for several years and held an ATP world ranking in singles and doubles
- Played Davis Cup for Jamaica in 15 ties
- Owner of the database that has over 2000 schools, www.collegetennisconnect.com
- Collegetennisconnect.com has been endorsed by the USTA for years
- Played college tennis for the University of Southern California for 3 years
- USC has won more Division 1 Men's Tennis National Team titles than any other school ever
- Received the USC “Trojan Pride Spirit Award” for inspirational performance in Men’s Tennis for the Trojans
- Received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California from the Annenberg School of Communication
"Today, it’s much more competitive to get into a good school and expensive to attend. I know there are excellent programs that fit everyone’s needs. When the kids are properly focused and channeled with the right guidance and using tennis as their lever this increases their probabilities of getting into the best fitted school possible. There are ways for everyone to go to great schools and realize their full potential as human beings."
--- Scott Willinsky
Dede Allen is a world-renowned college recruiting expert who is intimately familiar with both college and junior tennis. Allen was head coach of the Wake Forest University women's tennis team for seven years, and she was named ACC Coach of the Year in 1987. Since her college coaching days, Allen served the USTA for over 14 years as Administrator for USA Tennis Junior Competition and liaison to the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. Allen is the author of three books on recruiting, including the USTA Guide for Prospective College Athletes, the recently-revised Collegiate Guide for High School Tennis Players, and the Collegiate Guide for High School Athletes. Today, Allen presents seminars throughout the country to prospective college tennis players.