Rob Grootjans Fall 2020

College tennis scholarship in Amerika Rob

Date of birth:
Year of grad:


Available Fall 2020



June 2020

Country: The Netherlands
Height:  ft
Weight:  lbs

Personal and academic information

Twenty-year-old Rob Grootjans was born and raised in the south of the Netherlands with his parents and two sisters. From an early age, you could already see his enthusiasm about every sport and he started competing in 3 sports (football, tennis and skiing). In high school the Physical education coaches even recommended him to do track as well since he won seven 10km races during his high school career. However at the  age of 13, he decided to focus only on tennis and he never regretted it. 


Rob is a social guy and loves to interact with a bunch of different cultures and different generations. He loves to travel, take long walks with his dog to enjoy the nature and spend time with his loved ones. 


Rob graduated high school at the highest level (VWO level) in June 2019 and decided to take a year off to teach tennis. Rob is currently a tennis teacher at TK Blau-weiss Aachen and 3 other tennis clubs, and he really enjoys making his students enthusiastic about tennis. Rob recently decided that he wanted to continue his education and is therefore looking to enrol into college in Fall 2020 or spring 2021. He is scheduled to take TOEFL in June 2020.


Athletic information


Rob started playing tennis at the age of 7 and in his first 2 years he won several U-10 tournaments and became 2 times champion in his junior circuit. During his junior career he reached a highest national ranking of 40 even though he mostly played open tournaments, winning multiple.


Rob is a driven counter player who prefers to wait for the right moment to take over and dictate the point. He is very flexible (like Djokovic) and he likes the run around the court. Nevertheless, when the situation requires he can play very aggressively with a big serve. In addition he is an outstanding doubles player and he reached a career high ranking in doubles of 68 and 138 in singles. He is currently ranked 82 in doubles and 255 in singles in the Dutch national open rankings.


Rob highest UTR was 10.14 and he currently has a UTR of 9.49.


Rob’s best single results against UTR players: 

  • 4-6, 3-6 loss to Mattheo Knoop (UTR 12.54)(January 2020)
  • 6-0, 6-1 win over Bastiaan Last (UTR 9.66) August 2019
  • 6-3, 3-6, 8-10 loss to Paul Meuwissen (UTR 10.44, Francis Marion University)(July 2019)
  • 6-0, 6-0 win over Max Knauf (UTR 8.77) (July 2019)
  • 7-5, 6-3 win over Pieke Bouman (UTR 10.07)(December 2018)
  • 6-4, 6-2 win over Guus Jetten (UTR 9.98)(December 2018) 
  • 1-6 ,4-6 loss over Pierre-Yves Bailly (UTR 13.02)(September 2018)
  • 6-7, 4-6 loss to Edward Etty (UTR 11.31, Valdosta State University) August 2018
  • 6-4, 6-3 win over Janley Montero (UTR 10.21) May 2018

Rob’s best double results against UTR players:


Partnering Baptist Onderdonck (UTR 10.89)

  • 5-7, 7-6, 7-6 win over Edward Etty (UTR 11.21, Valdosta State University) and Carlos Etty (UTR 10.93, Mckendree University) (July 2019)
  • 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 win over Dax Donders (UTR 12.71) and Floris Podzimek (UTR 10.94) (November 2018)

Partnering Job Steegh (UTR 9.82)

  • 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 loss to Yannick Zenden (UTR 12.43) and Ricardo Hagedoorn (UTR 11.62) (December 2019) 

Partnering Stan Bormans (UTR 11.58)

  • 6-4, 7-5 win over Lucan van Flymen (UTR 10.91) en Martijn Kerssens (UTR 10.95)(August 2019)
  • 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 win over Joost Ritsma (UTR 10.41) en Jan Pieter Veenboer (UTR 10.61)(August 2019)
  • 5-7, 6-7 loss to Paul van den Tempel (UTR 11.39) en Tom van der Bijl (UTR 11.40)(August 2019)