Meet The Team
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    Danny Carlson
    Owner
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    Austin Roebuck
    ATi Partner
    Director, ATi Tennis Academy & Elite High Performance
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    Emily Zabor
    ATi Partner
    Director, High Performance
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    Kyle Childree
    Co Director, Elite High Performance & Director of Strength and Conditioning
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    Laura Cunningham
    Volunteer for the Serve and Return FDN
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    Terry Flynn
    Co-Director Development and Performance
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    Susannah Cook
    Co-Director Development and Performance
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    Dr. Sherif Zaher
    Mental Toughness Coach
    PsyD. Clinical Psychology, M.S Sports Performance, B.A Psychology.
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    Harrison Kansol
    Head Professional Currently at school
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    Ladd Harrison
    Summer Assistant
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    Katherine Muzik
    Summer Assistant
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    Larry Schnall
    ATi Partner
    Director, Adult and Doubles Programming
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    Jason Fleeman
    Director, Youth Development

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:  She was a four-year letter winner in tennis at Walton High School ... Won four AAAAA state championships while playing for Walton High School and played No. 1 singles her junior and senior seasons ... became the winningest team in the state capturing 147 consecutive dual match wins ... two-time  MDJ and AJC Female Tennis Player of the Year ... High School All-American ... 2010 Peach State Champion ... 2010 National Open Doubles Champion ... 2 x National Open Doubles Finalis ... graduated with honors ... earned a 3.96 GPA ... received Coke Scholar Athlete award given to the student who is excellent in the classroom and in their sport ... member of the Beta Club ... member of National Honors Society ... received AP Distinguished Scholar Award.
Emily played four years of college tennis for the University of Alabama where she won two NCAA Elite 89 Awards, becoming the first repeat winner in women's tennis ... ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship & Leadership Award winner 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  
High Performance Coach  

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 Tournament.  He had singles wins over North Carolina in doubles and wins over Virginia, both while they ranked #1 in the nation.  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.
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.  

Jason Fleeman
Director of Youth Development

Jason has twenty-three (23) years teaching experience.  His past tennis experience includes: Director of Tennis at Brookshire HOA, 
Tennis Professional, Beck Tennis Academy10 years Junior Competition Chairman, United States Tennis Association (Georgia)
15 years Director of JR Programming, Eagle Watch (Woodstock, GA), National Advisory Staff with Wilson, Yonex, & Head Sports, 6 years Head Tennis Professional, Brookstone Country Club (Acworth, GA)  
CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: United States Tennis Association (USTA) Georgia Professional of the Year -  2008 & 2012;
·  USTA Regional Training Center Coach, Southern Section  -  2012-2015; USTA National Spring Team Coach  -  2013, 2014, & 2015;
3rd Place Bronze Ball Winner  -  2015; USTA National Junior Team Tennis Coach  -  2013 & 2014; Only Coach in USTA to have “back to back” wins; USTA Zonals Coach (14u Cary, NC) & Team Sportsmanship Winner  -  2015; President, USTA Cherokee Tennis Association  -  2008-2010

Education
Bachelor of Science, Psychology Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA * Top 5% of graduating class  * National Honor Society  * Psi Chi Honor Society * Published “Journal of Educational Psychology. Vol 89(2) pg. 251-261    
Terry Flynn  
Director of Development and Performance    

Coach Terry has been involved in Atlanta tennis for over 30 years, both as a player and coach. He attended UGA and GSU where he played. He has held state, Southern and National USTA rankings over the years. Terry was the Director of Tennis at Leizure Pointe Racquet Club, Fairington Country Club and most recently, Director of the ten and under tennis at Sandy Springs Tennis Center.  Terry is a member of the Adidas and Babolat Advisory Staffs and serves on the Board of the Sandy Springs Community Tennis Associationutton
Susannah Cook  
Co-Director of Development and Performance

 Susannah grew up in Chattanooga, TN and played college tennis at Berry College in Rome, GA.  She managed the entire Chattanooga area Jr. Team Tennis League and created online programming.  She was a USTA Southern Section Commettee Member from 2007 to 2008 where she assisted growing and promoting Jr. Team Tennis throughout the Southern Section.  In 2009 she was the Head Tennis Coach at Signal Mountain for the girls and boys teams.  She has been a coach for the World Team Jr Nationals, Nike Jr Tour Masters events, Team Souther USTA 12 Zonal Teams and Bullfrog USTA Southern Jr Team Cup. She taught tennis from 2005 - 2001 at MaCallie School in Chattanooga to all ages and levels.  From 2011 to Sept 2013 she has workd at the Lexington Tennis Club where she has taugh all levels 
and ages, working with high performance juniors and quickstart.  We are very excited to have Susannah at ATi.

Dr. Shreif Zaher
ATi's Sport Psychologist and Mental Toughness Coach

Dr. Zaher's credentials include a doctorate in clinical psychology, a master's in Kinesiology (sports performance) and a bachelor's in psychology. He has been working over the past decade with numerous top athletes of all ages and from various sports. Some of the notable organizations/programs that have consulted with Dr. Zaher include: Sacramento Republic F.C., CSUS athletics (men's soccer, cross country, track & field, and men's tennis programs), UC Santa Cruz (men's basketball), the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and various top notch high schools. In addition, he has been providing his services to world class athletes such as soccer world cup and tennis grand slam participants. Dr. Zaher also provided his expertise in the classroom; teaching sport psychology to college students.
As an undergraduate Dr. Zaher received the prestigious award of being named CSUS Scholar-Athlete of the year, and selected into the Psi-Chi honor society. In the realm of athletics, his major accomplishments include: top 50 ITF (junior world ranking),Wimbledon championships participant, 2-time NCAA champion (University at Georgia), 2-time Big Sky Conference player of the year, #1 national ranking in the over 30's division (USTA doubles ranking), and 6 years of Division 1 head coaching in the sport of Tennis. Dr. Zaher's approach in working with his athletes centers around identifying and committing to act on positive values. He focuses on regulating emotions through improving cognitive functioning and enhancing mindfulness skills. His athletes maximize their potential by developing coping techniques that enable them to make positive changes in their performance. He is currently providing his services to the Sacramento Republic F.C., where he works with notable national as well as international stars.
  
Laura Cunningham  
Laura has played a huge role with her service to the Serve and Return Foundation  

Laura was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and attended St. Francis International School.  She attended Berry in 2007 and played on the team all four years. She started at 6 singles as a freshman and finished her 4 years at 3 singles as a senior year.  Berry went to nationals Laura's freshman and sophomore year and ranked as hight as #3 in the nation. Laura served on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee her junior and senior years.Laura completed her MBA in May 2013. She was a tennis pro at Coosa Country Club in Rome prior to joining ATi.  We are excited to have Laura with us at ATi.  Laura is responsible for marketing ATi Tennis Academy and the Serve and Return Foundation.  The Serve and Return Foundation is a non-profit who's mission is give back and promote the game of tennis. You can visit this web address for more info:  http:ati10s.com/SRF.htmlShe is the administrator of the non-profit Serve and Return Foundation Inc.. Her duties include organizing fund raising events, daily operations, administrative task, create, maintain, update and review marketing communication materials. She works directly with the president of ATi to determine objectives, strategy and budgets.  
 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. 
Ladd Harrison (Currently playing for UNC)
Ladd has trained at ATi for 5 years and started at the age of 11.  Ladd will be playing tennis for Furman University starting in the Fall of 2016.  Ladd will train this summer with ATi and assist in our training ATi's high performance juniors.  
 
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               danny@atitennis.com                         404-234-9058 
Austin Roebuck             ATi Partner, Academy Director                    USPTA                    GA Tech                       $75.00            austin@atitennis.com                         706-255-4995        
Emily Zabor                    ATi Partner, Director of High Performance                           U. Alabama                    $65.00             emily@atitennis.com                         678-982-2902
Larry Schnall                  ATi Partner, Director of Doubles & Adult    USPTR 1               U. W. GA                      $90.00               larry@atitennis.com                         770-722-0836
Kyle Childree                  Co-Director Elite High Performance                                      Boston College              $65.00               kyle@atitennis.com                          404-345-9553
Terry Flynn                     Co-Director Youth Development                   PTR                                                           $65.00               terry@atitennis.com                         678-576-3782
Susannah Cook             Co-Director Youth Development                 USPTR                      Berry                          $60.00             susannah@atitennis.com                423-802-2050 
Jason Fleeman              Director, Youth Development                                               GA Southern Univ             $75.00               jason@atitennis.com                    (404) 643-7417             
Ladd Harrison                 Summer Assistant                                                                UNC at Chapel Hill                   
Harrison Kansol             Currently at school                                                                        at UGA                           N/A             harrisonhsk@gmail.com                    770-359-9785
Katherine Muzik             Summer Assistant                                                                        Rutgers                                            muzik.katherine@yahoo.com          
OUR PHILOSOPHY
SERVE AND RETURN FOUNDATION
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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 achieve their dreams, ambitions and aspirations on and off the court.
 
 
SRF's Mission         Web site:    serveandreturn.com
 
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
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