8 results for month: 11/2015


12U Intermediate JTT wins State!

Sunday afternoon the 12u intermediate Junior Team Tennis team (Savannah Baptiste, Ross Cockrell, Denver Holden, Jack Marcus and Connor Russell) placed first at the State tournament in Midland, TX! Saturday they played 4 team matches and came out of their round robin as the leader in game percentage won. On Sunday, they played head to head in a bracket of the top 4 teams. They beat TCU in the semis 36-18 games and then had to stop for a rain delay. In the finals, versus SJ Dealey, the format was shortened to 7 point tiebreakers for the 2 doubles matches and 4 singles matches because they only had 1 indoor court. Savannah/Denver started the team off ...

Register for David Benzel Webinar on Nov 19

"What Your Child Needs to Succeed - Ten Life-Changing Strategies" Join us as we expose the best-kept secrets of how parents can influence the well-being and happiness of their children. These top ten strategies will impact the entire family by giving you practical activities that shape the day-to-day outlook on good experiences and the not so good. Watch your child’s performance improve in every area of life. - Learn how to teach your children self-directed character building; - Discover the techniques and benefits of rewiring negative tendencies; - Choose the strategies that will help your child improve the athletic journey, regardless of ...

Hunter Bleser and Payton Holden Sign National Letters of Intent

The fitness center at ATA was packed with the ATA community supporting Hunter Bleser and Payton Holden as they both signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. Hunter Bleser has signed with University of Virginia and Payton Holden has signed with Princeton University. They are both seniors at ATA College Prep and will graduate in May 2016.     Hunter has only been at ATA a short while but has made a big impact. Coach Lucie said, "She is a leader and does so by being a good example to others." Hunter has sacrificed a lot to be a part of the ATA program. She spoke Wednesday night about how she gained a second family/h...

5 ATA Players Playing for State!

Andrea Stapper, Meghan O'Malley, Blaine Kanak, Kailey Chase and Synclair Larson all have the same goal in mind this year and it is to Win State! These 5 ATA players are all on Vandegrift's tennis team, which is the first tennis team in school history that is going to the state finals. Vandegrift has had a record breaking season with going 163-0 in districts, which broke the district and the school record. Their team catch phrase is "That's what you want!" The players are fired up and ready to compete to win. The team will begin their journey to claim the state title with play starting on Wednesday at 11:30 at Texas A&M University varsity ...

Inside An ATA College Prep Morning Practice

The ATA College Prep students take the courts at 7:45am for morning workouts every day. The group, typically led by ATA’s Head Coach Doug Davis, will practice until 9:30, when they grab some breakfast and transition to their first class at 9:45am. While most will end the day with normal Academy practice from 4-7pm after a full day of classes, the morning practice presents an additional opportunity for the CP student-athletes to focus on specific goals and get individual attention. Recently, morning practices have been structured with half the group in live-ball situations, while the other half works through three drill courts that are the ...

Five Strategies for Teaching Your Child Life Lessons

This months Growing Champions for Life Winner's Connections article, by David Benzel, is about strategies for teaching life lessons to your child.  The goal for using these strategies is to get your child thinking about what works in life, and to consider their own choices as a pathway to learning to make better ones. Click Here to read more The 5 Strategies: Walk the Talk – The most obvious of all, yet often neglected approach is to demonstrate the skill with our own behavior…to teach by example. Catch Them Doing it Right – Be the observer and “noticer” of admirable behavior by your child and comment on the significance and ...

ATA CP Senior Payton Holden Commits To Princeton University

ATA College Prep Senior Payton Holden recently announced that he plans to pursue his academic and athletic careers at Princeton University – the number 1 ranked national university – next fall. “The main thing that drew me to Princeton was the high academic level,” Payton said. “No one in my family has ever attended the Ivy and I think it will be a life-changing experience.” Payton first came to ATA nearly nine years ago, learning QuickStart tennis skills and having fun with the game. Today, Payton is amid his 5th year in the ATA College Prep program, has blossomed into a top national-level tennis player and is a standout student ...

15th Annual Pro-Am Shootout – ‘One Of Our Best Ever’

The 15th annual Austin Tennis Academy Pro-Am Shootout brought the ATA community together last weekend, featuring a banquet on Friday evening and a pro-am Calcutta-style tennis tournament on Saturday. “This year's SHOOTOUT was one of our best ever,” ATA CEO Jack Newman said. “The dinner and auction was exciting. The PRO-AM tennis was competitive. Players, coaches and patrons all had a fun time competing in tennis. Great Weekend!!!” The weekend benefits the Austin Athletic Scholarship Foundation, which helps support deserving student-athletes who are pursuing a disciplined lifestyle to reach their highest level of accomplishment. The ...