7 results for month: 07/2015


ATA COLLEGE PREP places students at Forbes Top 10 Colleges!

Forbes magazine recently published its top 10 ranking of American colleges.  With Payton Holden's recent commitment to Princeton University for the Fall of 2017 and Spencer Chiu's acceptance to Pomona College and Camilla Trapness' acceptance to Amherst, ATA COLLEGE PREP High School has in the past few months placed students at the #1, #4 and #9 ranked colleges!  Congrats to the Founding Head of ATA College Prep Carol Hagar, the teachers, students and their parents for a job well done! Click here to see the full list of Forbes college rankings.

SCMZ Abilene and San Antonio

ATA had a lot of success in the SCMZ's for BG12 and 14 in Abilene and BG16 and 18 in San Antonio. ABILENE G14s was dominated by ATA players. Anushka and Megha Dania took 1st place in doubles and 1st (Megha) and 2nd (Anushka) place in singles for 'A' draw. While Caroline Wernli dominated her first G14s 'B' draw playing up from G12s. She took 1st place in singles and doubles! In Abilene, Anushka Dania and James Cockrell won the sportsmanship awards for BG12 and 14s! They both fought through tough matches and James lost 2 matches in third set TB. They are both tremendous competitors and it is awesome to see them succeed in their attitude/mental ...

ATA Players Outstanding Performances at Clay Court Nationals

Coach Newman on B18s and B16s performances: In Delray Beach, Grayson Broadus, Chase Bartlett, Payton Holden, Jake Berber and Granville Kaynor played in the USTA Boys 18s National Clay Court championships.  Down the street in Boca Raton Jesse Wilso and Alejandro Rodriguez played in the Boys 16s. Payton Holden advanced to the fourth round of the main.  Chase Bartlett had a number of good wins. Not to be outdone, ATA's 16s had excellent performances as well.  In his 3rd Round main draw match Jesse Wikso battled for two hours in one of the best sets of tennis played at the event. He and his opponent regularly had 20 shot rally's of high ...

Recommended Article for Parents from Coach Newman

The following article by Allistair McCaw is about the importance of parents and their child/children being on the same page about goals for their tennis. Not to over push a child to the point where they are just playing to keep their parents happy but to want to play for themselves.  Click here to read more

Coach Brandon and Coach Kendall’s Zonal Teams Highlights July 2-6

ATA had a large number of players in the 12's,14's and 16's Zonal Team Championships held all over the nation. Coach Brandon and Coach Kendall were also involved and coached a couple of teams with some ATA players on their team. Here is a few words and highlights from them on the teams that they coached. Coach Brandon's Team Highlights from Zonals in Shreveport, LA Team Texas had a great week at the Boy's and Girl's 16's Intersectionals in Shreveport. It s a phenomenal event where the entire community comes out to support and watch, which gives it a special feel. Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club also does an amazing job hosting and running the ...

College Visits: Try Before You Buy

from Carol There is no better way to understand the culture of a school than to be on the campus, take a tour, and visit with current students and admissions officers. If you are able to take advantage of this part of your college search, it will bring you confidence that your selection is the best fit - academically, athletically, and culturally. During a visit, you are evaluating the school. How will this environment serve your growth and development? What criteria are most important to you? Consider the location, population, class size, programs and degrees, social opportunities, post-graduation opportunities. During the application process, ...

College and the Perfect Mix by Carol Hagar

Carol Hagar, Head of ATA College Prep, has written the following memo on how to get into the college of your dreams and factors to consider in deciding if that college is a good fit for you. Click here to download a PDF version of the memo. College Picks and the Perfect Mix by Carol Hagar What is the magic formula to get into the college of your dreams?  And how will you know if you can pay, play, and make the grade? There is no single magic formula, but there are some basic ingredients that can get you into the kitchen… IF you are willing to dedicate yourself to the process. The complete potion requires time and discernment - which can be ...