7 results for month: 01/2017


ATA All Stars Set To Dual St. Edward’s Men Tomorrow

"Having ATA players get the opportunity to play a college dual match against a real college team is invaluable," Coach Jack Newman said. "Players can get a taste of what college tennis is really like on their home courts."

What Does Your Child Imagine for this Life? – David Benzel

As far as we know, human beings are the only mammals in the kingdom with an imagination. It makes us pretty unique. We have the ability to “see” something before it actually exists. We can imagine a light bulb before it’s invented, or even a lunar landing module, or an iPhone. Those things are invented…because someone believed it in their mind so the rest of us could see it with our eyes.

Plan Ahead For Spring Break Tennis Camp At ATA

This Spring Break, your child can 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. Sign up now for a full week or a single day!

Hagar’s Former Student Named Rhodes Scholar

Mikaila Smith, a former homeschool student of ATA College Prep Director Carol Hagar, member of ATA College Prep in 7th and 8th grade, and a lifetime Austinite, recently earned her spot as a Rhodes Scholar.

ATACP Psychology Students Present Work During Rainy Practice

The rain washed away any hope of hitting a ball this afternoon, but the Academy students and coaches were still hard at work in the fitness center. The coaches led the group through 1 hour of fitness,  followed by two 30 minute presentations from ATA College Prep Psychology students Alejandro Rodriguez and Bailey Forgus. The assignment from CP Psychology teacher Jack Newman was to present an element of positive psychology to the group using a PowerPoint and a handout. "I thought both Alejandro and Bailey did an excellent job correlating the teachings we have learned in class with tennis, and how it can translate on the court," ATACP senior ...

CP Grad Bartlett Brings Energy, Work-Ethic To Hilltoppers

ATA College Prep alum and St. Edward’s University freshman Chase Bartlett wrapped up his first college semester maintaining his high academic standard, earning a 4.0 GPA and claiming a spot on the President’s Honor Roll through 7 classes on the Hilltop.

Hagar Voted Irish Captain, Joins Distinguished Group Of ATA Alums

“It is exciting to see Josh Hagar named captain of the Notre Dame men's tennis team,” Josh’s long-time coach and CEO of ATA Jack Newman said. “Over 25 ATA players have been captains of their tennis teams. This is the accomplishment of which I am most proud.”