Coach Jack Newman is known as one of the finest and longest tenured junior development coaches in the nation. He founded programs at Fretz Tennis Center in Dallas, at St. Stephen’s School in Austin and finally, the Austin Tennis Academy. Coach Newman serves as ATA’s CEO as well as one of the lead coaches. He has assembled an amazing coaching team at the Austin Tennis Academy. Coach Newman is a USPTA Master Professional and was one of the first US coaches to be certified as a High Performance coach by the USTA. Coach Newman is a primary coach to Academy players, but also takes on the larger role of leading practice, planning the optimum tournament schedules and organizing the Academy logistics both at the Academy and on the road. His time is also spent optimizing the training and competition schedules for Academy players. These plans help players accomplish their goals and often lead to leveraging players’ college choice.
Coach Newman has coached over 20 captains of their college teams. A number of his former students are leading their college teams, Grayson Broadus and Josh Hagar at Notre Dame are making significant contributions to their team.
Coach Newman’s current students are exceling. Chase Bartlett and Jake Berber in boys 18s have recently committed to St. Edward’s and Claremont McKenna, both recently competed in 2015 Winter Nationals. Harrison Chiu and Kristin Kerrigan are both making strides at the national level rankings, breaking into the top 100.