Meet The Team
    Danny Carlson
    Austin Roebuck
    ATi Partner
    Director, ATi Tennis Academy
    Larry Schnall
    ATi Partner
    Director, Adult and Doubles Programming
    Emily Zabor
    ATi Partner
    Director, High Performance
    Kyle Childree
    ATi Partner
    Co-Director Elite High Performance
    Harrison Kansol
    Head Professional Currently at school
    Ladd Harrison
    Summer Assistant
    Katherine Muzik
    Summer Assistant
    Taylor Bruin
    Director of Future Stars

Danny Carlson
Owner, Atlanta Tennis Inc.
President, Serve and Return Foundation

Danny played number 1 singles and doubles for SPSU and earned number 1 rankings several years in open divisions in the state of GA.  He married his wife Kathy in 1977 and they have two sons.  Coach Carlson implemented a very successful and innovative coaching style in the early 80's exemplified by turning out numerous juniors ranked top 20 in the country and several students to make top 500 on the professional tours. Todd, their youngest son, was ranked 16 nationally in the 18's. Chad, their oldest was top 10 nationally his last four years of juniors and competed in the US and French Jr Opens. Chad was a finalist in the Easter Bowl 18's where he lost to Brian Vahaly another one of Danny's former students.  Chad won two professional ATP events and is the youngest male player to ever win the individual SEC singles and doubles tournament. He won two NCAA team Championships and clinched the title in 2001. In January, 2008, Coach Carlson retired from 30 years of government management and converted his 20 year part-time advanced junior program to a full-time tennis academy that serves approximately 150 juniors.  

Austin Roebuck 
ATi Partner, Director ATi Tennis Academy & Elite High Performance

Austin was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up playing in Georgia, Southern, and National Level tournaments. He was ranked top 100 nationally by the USTA in the 14s, 16s, and 18 under divisions. In Austin’s senior year of high school he was ranked number 78 in the nation by the Tennis Recruiting Network. After high school, Austin attended Georgia Tech and became a four year letter winner under head coach Kenny Thorne. He posted a career singles record of 30-29 for the Yellow Jackets and a career doubles record of 24-18. His best results came in the 2008-2009 season when he posted a dual match singles record of 7-3 and a dual match doubles record of 10-5. Austin graduated from Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and joined the ATi staff in the early spring of 2014 as a high performance coach. He has pursued his coaching career full throttle by being certified as a Level 1 Professional by the USPTA. Additionally, Austin was named a team coach at the National Level 1 Team Spring Championships in Mobile, Alabama in March of 2016 where he coached some of the top players in the United States. In July of 2016 he was accepted into the USTA High Performance Coaching Program where he will partake in a week long course led by several of the top coaches in America. Austin’s main goal in coaching a junior tennis player is to help each student reach their potential both as an athlete and as a person. Austin married his wife Kara in November of 2015. They now reside in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta with their two crazy dogs Bridget and Chichi. 
Emily Zabor 
ATi Partner, Director High Performance

Emily grew up in Marietta, GA and trained for part of her junior career at ATi playing Georgia, Southern, and National Level Tournaments.  She won four AAAAA state championships while playing for Walton High School and played No. 1 singles her junior and senior seasons. While on the team, Walton became the winningest team in the state capturing 147 consecutive dual match wins. Emily was ranked as high as 23 in the nation during her senior year of high school by the Tennis Recruiting Network. After high school. Emily played four years of college tennis for the University of Alabama where she won an SEC Championship, two NCAA Elite 89 Awards (becoming the first repeat winner in women's tennis), the Bear Bryant award for Student-Athlete of the year her senior year, ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship & Leadership Award for the southern region, ... SEC All-Tournament Team ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... entered the spring season ranked 69th nationally in singles ... ranked as high as 35 in doubles ... won 25 singles matches throughout the year, good for 2nd best at UAL ... 25 doubles wins ...
helped the Tide advance to Alabama's first SEC Tournament Championship ...  
Larry Schnall
ATi Partner, Director of Adult and Doubles Programming

Larry grew up in Marietta and is one of the south's most respected teaching and playing professionals.  Larry joins ATi with 30+ years of director experience at some of the area's finest clubs.  Larry will be using his world class doubles knowledge and experience with many of the top juniors in the south.  College - Two-Time All-American, Two-Time Athlete of the Year, Three-Time Most Valuable Player, Eight Conference Titles, University of West Georgia Athletic Hall of Fame.  
ITF World 45 Doubles Chapion, 18 International Titles, Won the AT&T Wild Card Challenge, Played in the AT&T Challenge four times, wins over top world players like Bob Lutz and Harold Solomon. Several National Titles (Category 1 and 2), Awards from the Georgia Tennis Association: Player of the year, Program of the year and Pro of the year. Larry has coached over 300 ALTA and USTA city championship teams.  He has coached many juniors who received scholarships to NCAA Divison I schools. Larry has played in exhibition mathes against Robby Genepri, Todd Martin, James Blake, Ellis Ferrera, Martina Navratilova and Billy Jean King.​ 
Kyle Childree  
ATi Partner, Director of Elite High Performance/High Performance 

Kyle grew up in Smyrna, GA and started playing tennis at the age of 12.  He began training at ATi and soley trained at ATi until he secured a position on Boston College Tennis Team.  He played four years of varsity tennis for Whitefield Academy and led the team to a state title his senior year. Kyle was awarded the Cobb County Player of the Year in 2012.   Kyle was a two year captain during his junior and senior year while playing tennis for Boston College.  During his college career he won the Princeton Invatational and Flushing Meadows Fall Tournaments.  He had singles and doubles wins over North Carolina and Virginia, both while they ranked #1 in the nation.  Other wins included Miami, Florida State,  and NC State.   He played number 1 doubles and as high as number 3 singles and recieved the Golden Eagle of the Year Award while at Boston College awarded the the most Outstanding senior on each varsity team.
He earned the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Acheivement, and was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll all 4 years while attending the #3 business school in the nation.   He returned to work at ATi during the summer months while at Boston College and we are so excited to have him as a full time coach at ATi.  
Taylor (Lindsey) Bruin
Director of Future Stars
Taylor grew up in Birmingham, AL and played four years of college tennis for the University of Alabama on an athletic scholarship.  She graduated with a 3.9 GPA, was also a member of the National Honor Society and FCA. She was ranked as high as 27 in the NCAA Division I college tennis doubles rankings. Lindsey is an experienced and dedicated DR. of Physical Therapy and we plan to combine her HP tennis playing experience with her extensive training in treatment of movement dysfunction using manual therapy, specific exercise, trigger point dry needling, manipulation, and highly individualized care. Lindsey also has had extensive training in overuse injuries, post operative conditions and chronic pain conditions. Taylor worked at Birmingham Tennis Academy in 2012 with elite HP tennis players.                                                                                                                                                                      
 Harrison Kansol - Head Tennis Professional (Currently in Athens finishing he degree)
Harrison grew up in Marietta, GA and trained at ATi for the last 4 years of his junior career.  In 2105 he played for Anderson University.  He
carried the best winning percentage on the team in singles with a 12-1 overall record while playing at the No. 6 position … Closed the year on a three-match winning streak, including two in the SAC Tournament … Ended the season with a 9-1 singles record against SAC opponents … Finished with a 10-5 doubles record with all his appearances coming at No. 2 … Went 7-3 in doubles with teammate Nicolas Ascarrunz … Finished 5-1 with Ascarrunz against SAC opponents. 
Katherine Muzik

Katherine trained at ATi for 6 years and secured a full scholarship to play tennis for Ruthers University in the fall of 2016
Kathy Carlson - ATi Team Coordinator
Kathy grew up in Mableton, GA.  She attended Pebblebook HS where she was a star basketball player who scored 45 points in a
single game.  Kathy has been playing and coaching tennis for 30+years.  She loves being around the juniors and is the acadeny mom who's love for the juniors is priceless.   
ATi privates lesson rates and policy - Privates are scheduled and paid directly with and to the ATi professional.  Only privates given during drill hours go though ATi. 
Coaches                               Position                               Certifications          College             Hourly Rate         email address                          Contact No.
Danny Carlson               Owner/Exec. Director                                   USPTA                       SPSU                           Call                              404-234-9058 
Austin Roebuck             ATi Partner, Academy Director                    USPTA                    GA Tech                       $75.00                           706-255-4995        
Emily Zabor                    ATi Partner, Director of High Performance                           U. Alabama                    $65.00                            678-982-2902
Larry Schnall                  ATi Partner, Director of Doubles & Adult    USPTR 1               U. W. GA                      $90.00                              770-722-0836
Kyle Childree                  Co-Director Elite High Performance                                      Boston College              $65.00                               404-345-9553
Taylor Bruin                     Director Youth Development                                            U. Alabama                        $60.00                            205-587-1898  
Harrison Kansol             Currently at school                                                                        at UGA                           N/A                         770-359-9785
Ladd Harrison                 Summer Assistant                                                                UNC at Chapel Hill                   
Katherine Muzik             Summer Assistant                                                                        Rutgers                                               
Annie Mayfield             Summer Assistant                                                                        Wofford                                                     
ATI's Mission​

To assist in developing strong character, work ethic, self esteem, passion and respect for the game while learning to compete to their potential.  We strive to help prepare 
tomorrow’s players/leaders to achieve their dreams, ambitions and aspirations on and off the court.
SRF's Mission         Web site:   ​
To SERVE communities and RETURN services to promote the game of tennis.  Additionally, we strive to improve the quality of life for all ages and specific vulnerable groups, such as children and seniors through the promotion of one of the top sports for physical exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The Serve and Return Foundation is a 501(c)(3)  Public Charity Status: 509 (a)(2)
  • Fair Oaks Tennis Center                                      1460 West Booth Rd Ext SW                             Marietta, GA 30008
  • Whitefield Academy
       1 Whitefield Drive SE
       Smyrna, GA 30126