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Update from DePaul Freshman and ATA Alum Aaron Chaffee

Hello all, Hope all is going well for you back in Austin. I thought I’d give you a little insight into life at DePaul University for a first-year student. The first few weeks have been a little hectic trying to adjust to a new schedule new people. The hardest thing that I’ve found about the differences between college and living with Coach Newman is that I don’t know what to do with all of my free time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m keeping plenty busy, but just know that no matter where you go to school, nothing will be more demanding then the College Prep program. My schedule is pretty heavy this fall since it’s technically our ...

An Update From ATA Alum Christine Schatz

Hello Coach Newman and ATA Friends               It’s been awhile since I’ve updated you on my tennis and school experiences over the past two years at Rockhurst University.  I can’t believe I’m already going to be a junior, school has flown by.  Playing tennis in college has been a rewarding experience even though difficult at times. My first day of practice my freshman year started at 6:00 am and I had to run 4 ½ miles with my new teammates. This was the longest I have ever run before so it was quite a shock.  Now, I’m not surprised when we have early morning workouts everyday and weekends. It did take some time to ...

Colton Malesovas Commits to Whitman College

Colton Malesovas will pursue his academic and athletic goals at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. After extensively researching colleges all over the country, Colton confidently concluded that Whitman was the place for him. “I decided that a small liberal arts school with very strong academics and a respectable and ranked D-3 tennis program were the most important qualities,” Colton said. “Once I knew what I was looking for, I was able to narrow it down.” Colton first heard about Whitman when his college councelor suggested it as a good fit for his academic desires. He also looked into Pomona College, Claremont-McKenna, ...

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Offerdahl Commits to the Commodores

Austin Tennis Academy senior Jeff Offerdahl announced this week that he will join the Vanderbilt University Commodores after finishing his final year at St. Steven’s Episcopal School. “The visit ultimately set Vanderbilt apart from other schools,” Jeff said. “It was my favorite visit because it had all I was looking for, which was a cohesive team that I could really see myself getting along with, a coach that I felt could develop me as a player the best (also a great, young, experienced assistant), and a campus that I really could see myself fitting into.” This decision is the culmination of months of research and hard work ...