9 results for month: 08/2015


Spencer Chiu Commits to Pomona College

Spencer will graduate from ATA College Prep this year before heading to Pomona. He also considered Amherst, Wesleyan, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins and Tulane. Spencer chose to leave Hong Kong and his family to pursue his passion for tennis at ATA 4 years ago. “I’m looking forward to surrounding myself with driven people who want to succeed in all aspects of life,” Spencer said. “I look forward to becoming independent and taking on the challenge of growing into a man. I look forward to leading my team to hopefully a national championship. I look forward to the weather of Southern California. I look forward to meeting many new people and ...

CP Senior Camilla Trapness Commits to Amherst College

Prior to starting CP, Camilla dedicated herself to skiing since she was young and was going to be on Hong Kong's Olympic ski team. She decided that she rather play tennis in college than pursue skiing. She played some tennis when she was younger but was never dedicated to it. She has made a huge jump and has put in a lot of time the past year and a half to be able to play college tennis. She is excited to join Amherst College and be a part of their team. “I was initially drawn to Amherst for its great reputation, both academically and athletically,” Camilla said. “When I visited, I really liked the coach and the team was very fun and welcom...

Results from Last Weekends SCMZ

The 16's and 18's SCMZ held in Arlington, TX was highlighted with 2 first place titles in doubles and a second and third place finish in singles. Jesse Wikso and partner Austin dominated their draw in doubles playing a very energetic and great doubles match in the finals. They attacked well, moved a lot at the net and had great hands on defensive. They forced their opponents to go for low percentage shots to try and beat them. Erik Kerrigan and partner Eric won the 18s A draw doubles. They won a hard fought match in a tiebreaker in the finals 9-8(4). In the Girls 16 A draw singles, Kristin Kerrigan had a great tournament and made it to the ...

3 ATA players Champ this Weekend!

Great results from ATA players at the Austin Tennis Academy Glimmer of Hope ZAT tournament this past weekend! ATA had 3 players Champ up from the Austin ZAT. Johnny Snell led the way with winning the B14 draw and only dropping 10 games total the entire tournament! Caroline Horn won the G16 draw beating teammate Lily Gray in the finals to qualify. Keana Moon reached the finals of the G12 draw and had enough points accumulated to champ up.

ATA College Prep Receives Austin Award

Congratulations to our CEO Jack Newman and Founding Head of College Prep Carol Hagar on this prestigious award! ATA College Prep Receives 2015 Austin Award AUSTIN July 2, 2015 -- Ata College Prep has been selected for the 2015 Austin Award in the Private School category by the Austin Award Program. Each year, the Austin Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Austin area a ...

Abigail Chiu in the Quarterfinals at National Hardcourts!

Abigail Chiu and partner TJ Fumagalli are in the quarterfinals of doubles in San Diego, CA at the National Hardcourts. They have fought through and won 4 rounds of doubles to get to the quarterfinals. They will begin play today at 3:30pm PST and they will face the #2 seeded team. Click here to see the draw and follow Abigail.

Caroline Wernli in the Quarterfinals of National Hardcourts!

Caroline Wernli is into the quarterfinals of the G12 Singles and Doubles of National Hardcourts held in Alpharetta, GA! In singles, she has not dropped a set in her first 4 rounds. She will face the 4th seed Jackson from Illinois tomorrow at 11:00am. In doubles, Caroline and her partner Emma have won 3 rounds and are in the quarterfinals. They will play today at 2:30pm against the #3 seeded team. Click on the links below to see the draws and follow Caroline. Singles draw   Doubles draw

Sign Up For The Last Week of ATA Summer Camp and Register For Our Fall Programs!

Take advantage of the Austin Tennis Academy’s tennis camps to progress at a rapid rate. These camps are designed to provide the greatest development of your child’s physical, mental, technical, and tactical performance levels, and we will have a great time. Sign up now for a full week or a single day!  Last Session August 10-14, 2015 Times QuickStart Camp 9:00am – 10:30am (age 5-8) Morning Camp 9:00am – 12:00pm Tournament Tough Training Camp 1:00pm – 4:00pm High Performance 2-A-Day SuperChamp Camp 7:00-10:00am, 1:00-4:00pm*  Cost QuickStart Camp $150/week ($40/day drop-in) Morning Camp $275/week ($80/day drop-in) To...

Girls who play team sports

David Benzel, Founder of Growing Champions for Life, shared some information regarding girls being involved in sports. Girls who play team sports are more likely to: Graduate from College Find a job Be employed in male-dominated industries Earn a higher salary in later life But Girls are also 6 times more likely than boys to quit sports early! This means parents creating a positive, confidence building environment at home, and coaches doing the same at practices/competitions, is essential if we want to keep girls in sports…especially when they suffer setbacks.   Source: www.growingchampionsforlife.com