Dwight Global Online School Named Official Education Partner of the International Tennis Federation Juniors

Competitive tennis and Dwight Global Online School make a great match.

The International Tennis Federation, the world governing body of tennis, recently selected Dwight Global Online School from a field of applicants as the Official Education Partner of its World Tennis Tour Juniors division.

This new and 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. The school is >ranked number two online high school in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine, and sets the platinum standard in online private school education for students in grades 6-12.

“We’re pleased to provide players with a world-class private school education combined with the flexibility they need to perform and compete at the highest levels,” said Blake Spahn, Vice Chancellor of The Dwight Schools and Captain of the 1994 Columbia University Ivy League Championship Tennis Team.

Dwight Global students have been pursuing their tennis sparks of genius since Dwight Global was founded in 2014. A Dwight education prepares them to be leaders in sport and, after graduation, in the classroom at D1, D2, and D3 universities.

“We are dedicated to cultivating the interests and passions of scholar-athletes and educating the sports leaders of tomorrow,” said Louisa Childs, Head of Dwight Global. “We are thrilled to partner with the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors to offer 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 tuition discounts and webinars about college planning, mental health, and leadership. Students also benefit from college counselors skilled in athletic recruitment, to help each player 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 Dwight Global’s global network. Students are able to participate in Dwight residential experiences, performing arts collaborations, and trips and exchanges with Dwight students worldwide.

Dwight Global has also recently launched its Tennis Travel Team, 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 currently studies at Harvard.

Current Dwight Global student Claire An is 2023 USTA Easter Bowl girls’ singles 16s champion; and current student Shannon Lam is 2021 USTA Easter Bowl girls’ singles champion.

“We are pleased to partner with Dwight Global, giving players competing at ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors events opportunities for online learning,” said Matt Byford, Head of the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors.

“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,” Byford said.

By Erin Piemontesi and Caroline Crosson Gilpin

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Dwight Global Online School is the cloud campus of Dwight School, founded in 1872 in New York City. Ranked #2 online high school in the Americas, Dwight Global is an accredited private school that blends online, on-campus, and residential learning experiences, allowing students to pursue a personalized program in grades 6-12. With flexible scheduling and the ability to join synchronous classes from anywhere in the world, students can pursue both rigorous academics and their spark of genius in athletics, performing arts, or wherever their passions lead them. Dwight Global students may visit and study at any of the Dwight Global Network of Schools campuses: New York, London, Shanghai, Seoul, Dubai, and Hanoi. Experienced college counselors guide Dwight Global students in exploring and discovering academic, extracurricular and career interests leading them to find the college that is the best match for each student. Graduates attend a wide range of schools from smaller liberal arts colleges to large private and state research institutions to colleges and universities from across the globe.

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