Our Staff

Jack Newman

Head Coach / C.E.O.
About Jack Coach Jack Newman is known as one of the finest and longest tenured ...…read more

Doug Davis

Head Coach
As the Head coach of the Austin Tennis Academy he is in constant study and review of the professional information necessary to educate coaches, players, and parents to the highest levels of junior tennis. On a daily basis he is supporting CEO/Owner Jack Newman in his ...read more

Deb Cahill

Chief Operating Officer
Deb Cahill is serving as the Austin Tennis Academy Operations Director and Chief Operating Officer. She was part of the Austin Tennis Academy founding team with Coach Davis and was instrumental in the initial branding and positioning and continues to lead the …read more

Carol Hagar

Head of ATA College Prep
Carol strives to develop a well-rounded student athlete by encouraging individual thought, self-awareness, and personal responsibility through academic challenges, cultural and artistic experiences, and community service activities. Her focus is to inspire a love of learning …read more

Estevam Strecker

Academy Coach / Academic Coach
Coach Estevam Strecker, a native of Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, was ranked as high as 3 in the Junior Rankings in Brazil boys 16’s. In 1998, Coach Estevam accepted a scholarship to Auburn University, where he was a 4-year letterman and 3-time NCAA …read more

Brian Notis

Director of Junior Academy / Academy Coach / Tournament Director / Junior Team Tennis (JTT) Director
Brian Notis serves as Director of Junior Academy and coordinates ATA’s Junior Team Tennis program as well as a dozen tournaments a year. He also serves as a math teacher in the ATA Educational Program. Coach Notis combines …read more

Lucie Schmidhauser

Academy Coach / Pilates Instructor
May 2002-April 2012, March 2014-present Academy tennis coach Co-director of Summer Camps and Youth weekend league Pilates Instructor …read more

Tres Davis

Academy Coach
Tres Davis serves as an Academy Coach as well as the full time traveling coach of ATP professional Ryan Harrison. Tres has been serving as a coach at ATA since early 2012, and remains part of the all-star coaching staff at ATA while working with Harrison. Tres was recently …read more

John Schoenmakers

Academy Coach, QuickStart Director
About John, John Schoenmakers 10U Director/Director of Camps/Academy ...…read more

Vince Segovia

Academy Coach
Vince Segovia is a well-respected and experienced developer of junior tennis talent in Texas. Vince moved to Austin in 1998 and began working at the St. Stephen’s Tennis Academy. His main focus was working with top 12-14 nationally ranked players …read more

Kendall Brooks

Assistant Director Women's Programs / Co-Director Junior Team Tennis
Coach Kendall Brooks comes to ATA after serving as the Assistant Coach for the Texas Tech University women's tennis program the past two years. A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Brooks was a four-year letter-winner for the Red and Black, seeing …read more

Brandon Davis

Academy Coach
Brandon Davis joined the Austin Tennis Academy as a full-time coach after finished his athletic and academic careers at the University of Illinois, where he graduated with a degree in Finance. He serves as a regular coach to the Academy, Junior …read more

Norm Houston

Academy Coach
Coach Norm Houston comes to us from Chicago, IL where he served as coach and board member at Love to Serve Tennis Academy and Foundation. The LTS program shared ATA's mission of education and character building through tennis. As part of LTS, …read more

Tommy Collins

Teacher, Website and Social Media Manager, Academy Coach
Tommy Collins joined the Austin Tennis Academy staff full time after serving for two years as a part-time Academy coach while finishing school. Tommy graduated from St. Edward’s University in 2009 with a major …read more

Carrie Kalapala

Academy Coach / Academic Coach
About Carrie Carrie Kalapala joins ATA after moving from Indiana, where she ...…read more

Luka Gregorc

Academy Coach
Luka reached his highest singles ranking of World Number 172 on August 3, 2009, and highest doubles ranking on September 12, 2005, reaching World Number 557... …read more

Ryan Rowe

Academy Coach
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...…read more

Josh Rifkin

Academy Coach/Fitness Coach
Josh Rifkin holds numerous records at his alma mater, Division III Ithaca College. Highlights include Josh securing the most wins in his college’s history, earning a national ranking in singles and doubles, and securing his college’s first ever All-American honors in doubles. …read more

Chad Loup

Academy Coach
Chad grew up playing competitive tennis in Humble, Texas. While studying Economics at the University of Texas, he worked for the Competitive Department of USTA Texas until 2011. Chad administered Regional Training Center Player Development Camps, as well as recruited coaches and players for USTA National Teams.

Lisa Weinhold

Pro Shop Manager
Lisa has over 20 years of pro shop managing. She has owned and managed her own pro shop in Tyler, TX at the Hollytree Country Club and at the Ponca City Country in Oklahoma. Lisa also managed the pro shops at Riverplace Country Club in Austin and Berry Creek …read more

Migdoel "Dio" Miranda

Applied Kinesiology and Strength Specialist
Dio is an expert on human movement and strength development. His experience as a professional athlete, educator, and lifestyle coach has helped him to develop a fitness mindset program that optimizes "The Person". Dio trains the mind & body resulting in complete fitness on and off the court. …read more