Tommy Collins joined the Austin Tennis Academy staff full time after serving for two years as a part-time Academy coach while in college. The start of 2015 marks the beginning of Tommy’s 6th year full-time at ATA.
For the past two years, Tommy has served as the Director of the Humanities Department at ATA College Prep, teaching MS and HS English, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Journalism, and serving as a writing tutor. Tommy also worked as the Website and Social Media Manager, an Academy Coach, as well as an assistant to CEO Jack Newman and COO Deb Cahill with business operations and information technology.
Recently, Tommy reduced his role at ATA to accept a role in Business Development at a local Austin tech startup called MyTennisLessons.com – a service that pairs clients nationwide with a private tennis coach in the area. The business recently launched FitnessTrainer.com – the same concept but for personal training.
Tommy still works actively with the College Prep program and other areas of the business in his free time.
Tommy graduated from St. Edward’s University in 2009 with a degree in Philosophy and a minor in Journalism. While at St. Edward’s, Tommy worked as an Intern, Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Hilltop Views, the St. Edward’s student newspaper.
Coach Collins played four years of college tennis, two at DIII Carthage College and two at DII St Edward’s University. He compiled a career singles record of 46-22 and a career doubles record of 36-19 for the two schools.
Tommy played for Highland Park High School in Dallas, earning two team state championships while serving as team captain his senior year.