10U Director/Director of Camps/Academy Coach
Coach John Schoenmakers is a native Texan born right here in Austin, TX. He grew up in San Antonio where he played his junior tennis. As a junior player, John was ranked in the top 15 in B18s. He played singles and doubles at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1997. He also played at Temple College where he led the team to the national championships with a record setting 27-5 dual match win/loss mark. John finished his education at Southwest Texas State (now Texas State) with a B.S. in Exercise Sports Science with a minor in Health Education.
After graduating from Southwest Texas State University, he worked at McFarlin Tennis Center where he coached 5 out of the 6 female varsity players on the Alamo Heights Tennis Team.
After McFarlin, John was the Head Coach at Saint Mary’s Hall, where he coached his team to a 2nd and 3rd place finish in the state championships, defeating rivals, St. Stephens to advance to the finals in 2004. John also was the director of S.E.T. Tennis, a High Performance academy at Saint Mary’s Hall.
He spent some time coaching under Emilio Sanchez and Sergio Casal at the Sanchez/Casal Academy in Barcelona, Spain. There he worked with the ITF program, coaching players with rankings in the top 300 in the world.
After Spain, he coached at theMidtown Athletic Club in Weston, Florida where he played a major role, managing the adult programs and coaching the junior academy that hosts over 200 players.
Since being at ATA, John has coached many players going from ATA’s beginner program (QuickStart) to top level Superchamp and National players.