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About Brian

Brian Notis serves as Director of Junior Academy, coordinates ATA’s Advanced Junior Team Tennis teams as well as a dozen tournaments a year.  He also serves as a math teacher at ATA College Prep.  Coach Notis combines a passionate enthusiasm with a disciplined approach to fundamentals, creating an ideal environment for player development.  Respected throughout Texas as a premier coach, Brian received the Capital Area Tennis Association’s Junior Coach of the Year award in 2004 and the USTA Texas Section’s Lloyd Sessions Educational Merit Award in 2008.  Brian also gives back to the game of tennis and our Texas juniors as a USTA Texas Section volunteer.  He serves on the Junior Tennis Council and is the Vice Chairman of the Junior Team Tennis Committee.

Recent Accomplishments

In competition, Brian Notis continues to compete at a national level.  Over the past decade, Notis  has earned 28 USTA balls, including 6 gold ball national championships.  Coach Notis has coached several of his primary students to top 10 Texas and top 100 national rankings.

Background

Brian Notis’ coaching resume shows his ability at every stop:

  • At Tyler Junior College, both the men’s and women’s squads each earned two NCAA National Championships under Notis’ 3 year tenure.
  • At Houston’s Clear Lake High School, Coach Notis led the team to a #5 state 5A ranking, including a win over 5A powerhouse Austin Westlake.
  • As a player at University of Texas Tyler, Brian Notis earned All-American honors all three years he played, with an NAIA team National Championship in 1994.
  • Prior to his role at Austin Tennis Academy, Coach Notis was the Managing Director at Faulkner Tennis Center in Tyler, Texas. He was also the Director of Junior Development at Westwood Country Club. Coach Notis graduated from University of Texas at Tyler with a B.S. in Mathematics. He grew up in the Bronx, NY.