Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - A DESIRE, A DREAM, A VISION. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. - Muhammad Ali
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Burgos Tennis Foundation is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) 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. There is no passing the ball or subbing out in tennis. 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 Burgos Tennis has 100% success rate of our student athletes going on to college!
BURGOS PLAYERS NEWS
Congrats to our 2013 college graduates. Danny Sacks graduated with a BS from University of Southern California and Alex Kaiser graduated with a BS from Cal. Danny has already landed a job with Oracle and AK is going to UCLA for grad school. Well done guys!
Kristine Pau of San Francisco achieves her first USTA Nor Cal G14s TOP 10 ranking!
Ryan Ali of Mill Valley reached the Rio Del Oro Jr Championships B12s Doubles Finals and placed 3rd in the Singles. He has moved up to #19 in USTA Nor Cal B12s rankings.
Aidan Tirpack of Mill Valley Captures #2 Singles Flight at MCAL Championships. He won the MCAL Singles title in 2012 as well.
Mitch Heckmann of Tiburon won the #3 Singles Flight at MCAL Championships and reached the B16s singles final at the Arora One Weekend Challenger
Wilhelm Saiga (L) of Tiburon and Austin Fan (R) of San Ramon capture Diamond Hills Junior Championships B14s Doubles Title
Sam Wexman wins Northwest Conference Doubles Championship for Willamette University
2012 USTA Nor Cal Coed Champions
L-R Liza Brusman, Henry Stephens, Mikaila Smith, Lani Tice, Daria Hoang, Lukas Edman, Willie Saiga, and Aidan Tirpack
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 have transferred the skills that made them successful tennis players into successful students, professionals and human beings. Some of the these skills we develop are:
100% of Burgos Tennis Players Go To
Our proudest achievement is that we have a 100% success rate of our student athletes going to college. Some of the schools include:
Our Top 100 USTA Nor Cal Players
May 10, 2013
1. Kristine Pau G14s #8
2. Ryan Ali B12s #19
3. Wilhelm Saiga B14s #22
4. Matthew Rodriguez B12s #24
5. Daria Hoang G14s #30
6. Leilani Tice G18s #32
7. Armaan Kalra B14s #47
8. Preston Massey-Blake #56
9. Stevie Gould B14s #57
10. Liza Brusman G18s #69
11. Nathan Ferro B14s #74
11. Marco Barretto B18s #74
13. Brett Jennings G16s #77
14. Jacqueline Massey-Blake G14s #92
15. Aaron Gold B14s #97
Class of 2012
Liza Brusman - UC San Diego
Lukas Edman - Puget Sound
Theo Gough - Savannah College of Art and Design
Noah Jaffe - Pitzer College
Michael Lowe - UC Santa Cruz
Henrik Neuwirth - College of Marin
Oliver Ramin - University of Chicago
Sam Schlager - Emory University
Henry Stephens - Montana
Sam Wexman - Willamette
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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.
All pics and artwork are the property of Burgos Tennis and cannot be used without the written permission of the Burgos Tennis Foundation.
Burgos Tennis Foundation, Inc. is a Non Profit 501(c)(3) and a registered USTA Community Tennis/National Junior Tennis League Organization focused on creating Educational Opportunities and Tennis Training for diverse communities accross the San Francisco Bay Area.