Home Court Advantage
"An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head."
-Emil Zatopek, Legendary runner who won 3 Olympic Gold Medals
Thursday August 28, 2014
The Burgos Tennis Foundation is dedicated to evening the educational and athletic playing field for San Francisco Bay Area youth from diverse backgrounds through an education and life skills program based on high performance tennis training. We use tennis' unique active learning experiences to inspire character development, discipline, self-discovery and problem solving. Our "Tennis is Life" and "Team" philosophies set us apart from other tennis training programs because we stress the unique life skills learned from training, competing and being part of a team. Our modest facilites add to our hard work and struggle pays off theme. These life skills developed through tennis are used in their education and their personal lives. As a result, we are the most proud of the fact that all the student athletes who have stayed disciplined, focused and loyal to the Burgos Tennis program have gone on to college and achieved their goals.
Stevie Gould & Ryan Ali
Capture B14s Nor Cal Doubles Excellence Title
Top seeded Ryan Ali and Stevie Gould battled past 2nd seeded Dean Stratakos and Scott Bout 8-6 to capture their first Excellence title. Earlier in the day Ali/Gould came back from 2-7 and two match points to defeat 3rd seeded Ta/Yoshida. This is the second major title for the Burgos Tennis pair. In June, they won the Nor Cal Sectionals in B14s division.
Mikaila Smith and Aidan Tirpack were honored in their traditional final training at Burgos Tennis by their team. Today's treats were home baked chocolate chip cookies, rice crispy treats and Asian gummy candies. Both will be playing college tennis. Mikaila at Willamette and Aidan at Macalester. Thanks for all your hard work and loyalty!
Brendan Austin completes his traditional final training at Burgos Tennis before he heads off to Villanova.The team worked hard and capped off the training with rice crispy treats and boba tea. Good luck Brendan!
Coed 18s take Silver at Nor Cal Championships. B15s win Bronze. B18s finish 6th. Despite the hurdles placed before us, it was all golden. We competed with integrity the entire season. The journey traveled together is the success.
Boy's 18s and Boy's 15s Successfully defend Championships.
Our B18s defeated Fremont Hills 4-1 to maintain our lead over Morson Performance Tennis and claim the championship.
Boy's 15s defeated a talented Chabot College team 3-2 to remain undefeated and capture the East Bay League Championship.
Thanks to everyone who participated and supported our Annual Burgos Tennis Doubles Fun-Raiser. It was by far our largest and most successful fundraiser tournament to date. More results on Facebook and 2014 Doubles Fundraiser page.
Stevie Gould & Ryan Ali playing for Team Nor Cal at the at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
Kristine Pau Captures $4000. Olympic Club Har Tru Tournament G16s Singles
Northern California Champions!
Stevie Gould and Ryan Ali captured the Boy's 14s Doubles Championship today defeating 5th seeded Klampaith/Yoshida 3-6, 6-3 10-8 at the University of Pacific Tennis Complex.
Our Class of 2014 graduates: Kyle Wong, Aidan Tirpack, Alex Becker and Brendan Austin received "Highest Honors" medals for their academic achievement.
We are a small Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) community tennis and education program that provides private tennis coaching, high performance tennis training, tutoring, mentoring, educational skills development and college placement. We also provide both competition team, and individual tennis programs for juniors and adults through out the San Francisco Bay Area.
We provide scholarships to juniors in need who meet our standards with training and educational support costs to help them reach their goals.
We also help our players through the college placement and recruiting process to make sure they choose the best possible schools for their goals.
Executive Director Antonio Burgos has coached hundreds of sectionally and nationally ranked players, including four National Champions. His focus has always been to develop the whole individual. Burgos considers his greatest accomplishments have been the hundreds of student athletes who have gone on to college, successful careers and more importantly lives as compassionate individuals.
Our athletes train under a code that makes them successful tennis players, students, professionals and hopefully, human beings.
The Burgos Code:
100% of Burgos Tennis Players Going to College
Our proudest achievement is that we have a 100% success rate of our student athletes going to college. If you are able to get through our program, you will go to college. Some of the schools include:
Who will be our first home grown 5 star? We'll find out on September 9.
Top 100 Singles
July 21, 2014
1 Stevie Gould B14s #7
2. Ryan Ali B14s #15
3. Lisa Swain G16s #33
4. Daria Hoang G16s #38
5. Rachel Dong G14s #43
6, Kristine Pau G16s #55
8. Matia Jovanovic B16s #58
9. Leilani Tice G18s #62
10. Mitch Heckmann B16s #65
11. Ethan Caroll B14s #67
12. Matthew Rodriguez B14s #70
13. Nathan Ferro B14s #72
14. Spencer Dong B16s #80
15. Josh Belandres B14s #90
16. Mikaila Smith G18s #98
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Artwork and Graphics designed by Burgos Tennis player and award winning graphic designer Simon Blockley. You can see more of Simon's work at simonblockley.com Special Thanks to Michael Gough for his terrific pictures of Burgos Tennis players.
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Burgos Tennis Foundation, Inc. is a Non Profit 501(c)(3) focused on creating Educational Opportunities and Tennis Training for diverse communities accross the San Francisco Bay Area.