Dion Nijboer Placed


Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2014



February 2014

Country: The Netherlands 
Height: 6'4 ft
Weight: 168 lbs

Personal and Academic Information


Dion is a seventeen year old boy from Dronten, the Netherlands with a great passion for tennis. He is a enthusiastic, hardworking and motivated person, who shows his dedication not only as a student but also as a great tennis player. 


Dion is a senior in high school at the highest level of education and is expected to graduate in June 2014. Dion scored a 22 on his ACT and is scheduled to take his TOEFL test in the spring of 2014. 


Dion has been active in organizing activities at his tennis club, and was also a assistant coach for the juniors in his club.To study in the US would be a great opportunity for him to combine education and tennis on a high competitive level.


Athletic Information


Dion started playing tennis at the age of 8 on Aruba, where he stayed with his family during 3 years. During his junior career in the Netherlands he played all the national tournaments, and reached a top 20 position in the national rankings. Dion is therefor classified as National talent by the Dutch tennis association (KNLTB).


Dion is a left-handed tennis player who prefers to play aggressive from the baseline. He is very solid and his strongest points are his big serve and powerful backhand. In addition he has good volleys and aggressive returns. Dion is a true team player with a great fighting-spirit. 


Dion currently holds an open Dutch national singles ranking of 200 and in doubles he is ranked 217. In addition he has won several open tournaments in singles and doubles. 


He is used to work hard, practicing 10 hours on the court and 6 hours conditioning/fitness a week. 


Results against current college players
2013 (July)

Dion Nijboer vs Bob Resink (St.Mary’s University,San Antonio, Texas) 6-3 6-1

Win vs Lars de Boer (ranked nr 1 in juniors at that time) 3-6 6-3 7-5