Sjoerd Nijssen Placed

College tennis beurs Amerika Sjoerd

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Available Spring 2019




October 2018
October 2018
September 2018

Country: The Netherlands
Height:  5'11 ft
Weight:  135 lbs

Personal and academic information


Sjoerd is a 20-years-old guy who lives in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. His main hobby is tennis. Besides playing tennis he likes to listen to music, hang out with friends and watch a lot of tennis. He tries to visit as much grand slam tournaments as possible, as he takes a lot of inspiration out of those experiences.


Sjoerd graduated high school at the highest level in the Netherlands (VWO) in June 2018. He is scheduled to take the TOEFL and SAT test in fall of 2018. Next to that he has a few jobs and is training hard in the gym and on the tennis courts. Sjoerd's goal is to combine study and tennis, both at a high level.


Athletic information


Sjoerd started playing tennis at the age of 4. During his junior years he has won quite a few trophies including some doubles titles with his twin brother. Between the age of 13 and 17 Sjoerd didn't play tennis at all because he switched to a different sport: field hockey. It's the biggest regret in his sporting career, but at the same time he thinks it has made him more passionate towards tennis once he returned to the sport in 2015.


Over the past 3 years Sjoerd has made a lot of progress and is now ranked number #201 of The Netherlands in the open men's ranking while having played only 3 national ranking tournaments. Sjoerd has had some good results this year including one singles title and one doubles title. He's the number #5 in the race for the District Masters, which will be held in September.


Sjoerd is a defensive player on the clay courts in The Netherlands. He tries to out rally his opponents with long baseline rallies. His weapons are counter punching and passing shots when players approach the net. Sjoerd has great footwork and is very quick, which gives him the opportunity to bring back a lot of balls. On the hard courts he tries to step into the court more to take the balls early.


Best results of the last months:

  • 7-5 7-5 win over Hugo Kampschreur, National Dutch open ranking of 303 in July 2018
  • 6-3 7-6 win over Lars Bijsterbosch (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, UTR 11.24) in June 2018
  • 7-6 1-6 6-2 win over Max Nijssen, National Dutch open ranking of 256 in June 2018
  • 3-6 4-6 loss to Sam Bakker (Southern Wesleyan University, UTR 10.69) in June 2018