15 results for month: 10/2015


UT Neuroscientist To Speak To CP Students Tuesday

Dr. Kimberley Raab-Graham, a Professor of Neuroscience and a Principal Investigator in the Center for Learning and Memory at the University of Texas in Austin, will speak to the ATA College Prep students and teachers on campus this Tuesday. “Dr. Raab-Graham and her graduate students will give a presentation to our students describing some of their work, and how our memory works,” CP teacher Summer Messer said. “Students will also be broken into small groups for learning activities.” Her group researches molecular mechanisms used during learning and memory, focusing on how synapses transform the makeup of protein in a site-specific ...

ATA’s Ryan Leman: The World’s Fastest Stringer, And So Much More

ATA’s head stringer Ryan Leman recently claimed his spot as the fastest tennis racquet stringer in the world at the International Alliance of Racket Technicians (IART) symposium. He followed that up by captivating an audience of Little Mo Nationals families with a breathtaking fire-spinning performance last week. Next week, Ryan will host a Circadian Sound Meditation at a music festival in Austin. “There are many things in the works right now, I don't like to be bored,” Ryan said. “Things are happening, and it's beautiful.” While Ryan has been stringing at ATA for the past 4 years, he was introduced to the craft as a young tennis ...

Learn More About Ryan Rowe

Ryan comes from Chicago where he has been coaching since 2009. He helped with the adult and junior programs.  His main focus was on traveling with high level juniors to tournaments.  Before he started coaching, he played his collegiate with our Junior Development Director Brandon Davis at the University of Illinois.  He was a two time All American and NCAA Doubles Champion with team mate Kevin Anderson, who is currently top 10 in the world professionally.  Ryan was ranked number 1 in the country in doubles in college and as high as 8 in singles!  After college he played professionally and was career high 726 in singles and 489 in doubles. R...

2 Qualify for Champs from San Antonio ZAT

Congrats to Ross Cockrell and Devan Sabapathy for qualifying for Champs from the last ZAT tournament in San Antonio. Ross won the Boys 12s white draw and Devan made it to the finals of Boys 12s red draw. Also, Jack Marcus made it to the semis of Boys 12s and Clark Sweeney won the Boys 14s consolation.  

ATA College Prep Senior Hunter Bleser Commits To U Of Virginia

Hunter Bleser, a senior at ATA College Prep, recently accepted a full scholarship offer from the University of Virginia, where she will extend her academic and athletic careers beginning next fall. “Virginia, for me, hit a home run in every aspect that I was looking for in a college,” Hunter said. “They have an incredible athletic program and are one of the top ranked schools in the country academically. The University of Virginia was ranked the number 3 best public university in the United States according to the 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings. Founded by Thomas Jefferson as a research university in Charlottesville, UVA enrolls ...

ATA College Prep: Growing Excellence

Several years ago, as Josh began to invest more time in tennis, and I in the ATA community, I began to envision an educational support system that could better equip Josh for a college future that included tennis. I combined my academic philosophy and love of education with Josh’s love for tennis, and together with Coach Newman’s established ATA vision, we created the seeds of the community school, which is now ATA College Prep.                 English I/II with Ms Wheat During the past 7 years, these seeds continue to grow and flourish through many branches. ATA CP is now a fully accredited private school with 12 dedicated instruc...

5 Players Place in National Open Tournaments

Honolulu, Hawaii National Open Abigail Chiu and Alejandro Rodriguez both placed in the BG18 National Open this past weekend. Abigail finished 2nd in singles and 3rd in doubles and Alejandro placed 3rd in doubles.   Austin, TX National Open Kristin Kerrigan placed 2nd in the G16 doubles National Open. Caroline Wernli won the G12 doubles National Open here is Austin!                           Oklahoma City Closed Regional Tournament Congrats to Wilson Hamilton for winning the B18 singles draw in the                                                            Regional 2 USTA ...

Excellence Results Oct 3&4

Coach Lucie on G18s: Hunter Bleser won Girls 18's A draw, defeating 4 quality players on her way to the title. Her opponent in the finals was Janice Shin, who is currently ranked #2 in Texas and #55 in the nation in Girls 18's. Hunter continues to improve her aggressive style game and her hard work is paying off. Abigail Chiu placed 4th in Girls 18's A draw. Daniela Alvarez finished 5th in her draw, while Andrea Stapper won 2 matches in her draw.   Coach Ryan on B18s: Wilson won B Draw.  Wilson won with his competitive spirit and willingness to out worn his opponents. Everyone he played fought him hard in the first set and ...

5 ATA players playing “Little Mo” Nationals

"Little Mo" Nationals is a tournament for the top 16 players in the country in the age groups 8,9,10,11 and 12. The tournament has been held at ATA for the past 13 years. To qualify for Nationals one must compete in sectionals and move on to regionals. The top 4 from each regional tournament will qualify for Nationals. Our very own Ashley Weinhold and Blake Davis are former "Little Mo" National winners. ATA will be represented this weekend Oct 16-19 in "Little Mo" Nationals by James Cockrell in B12s, Kerry Lum G12s, Sasha Malysheva in G11s, Sydney Marin in G12s and Cody Schiffman in B11s!        Sydney Marin              James ...

Webinar hosted by David Benzel recommended by Coach Newman

Invitation to a Growing Champions for Life Live Webinar - hosted by David Benzel How to Discuss Performance Issues with Your Child and Remain Friends Thursday, October 15th, 2015 9 p.m. Eastern 45 minutes plus Q&A   Register Now to reserve your spot for this FREE event Join us as we expose the best-kept secrets of how parents can successfully discuss performance issues with their children.  Whether you are moderately involved, or extremely ...