Jannis Walter Placed

Jannis 2

Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2015



Spring 2015

Country: Germany
Height:   6'3 ft
Weight:  155 lbs

Personal and Academic Information


Jannis is an eighteen-year-old boy from Heidelberg, Germany who has great interest in sports and is passionate about tennis. He even chose a sports profile as his focus topic in grade 8 and ever since he learned a lot about the theory related to competitive sports. Besides playing tennis he loves snowboarding and playing soccer with his friends in his spare time. In addition he is teaching tennis to juniors a few hours a week.


People describe Jannis as a happy positive guy who is also a perfectionist and a hard working person that loves to push his limits.


Jannis is currently a senior in high school (abitur level) and is expected to graduate in June 2015. Besides speaking very well English he also took French classes since grade six. At the age of 10 he lived in Mallorca, Spain, for 6 months where he took Spanish classes and also played a lot of tennis at the Tennis Academy Mallorca


Jannis is scheduled to take the TOEFL in spring 2015.

Athletic Information

Jannis started playing early at the age of 5 and soon his talents were recognized. From age 6-11 he was sponsored by the federal state tennis federation and started to play nationally ranked tournaments. During the next 3 years he reached a junior national German ranking of around 80. In addition he also participated in international “Tennis Europe Tournaments”. During the summer of 2013 he participated in two Tennis Europe tournaments in Greece where he improved his ranking within 2 weeks by 403 Positions (844 in Europe). 


Over the last 12 years, Jannis is a member of the tennis club in his home town (TC Walldorf) and has been practicing and competing on a very high level. This season Jannis played first singles in “Bezirksliga” under 18 as well as number 6 singles in “Oberliga” for the men.


Jannis is a well anticipating, right-handed player whose biggest weapons are his forehand and backhand. He is very comfortable at the net and you can describe him as a very good doubles player as well. Jannis is physically strong, fast and has a great footwork.


In August 2014, he spent 3 weeks at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Within the first week he was able to prove his performance and ascended to “team red”, which was the highest level. Surprisingly he even took part in match playing sessions with full time campers and was able to keep up with them. He gained a lot of new experiences related to tennis as well as in English language. 


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