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
Friday, December 13, 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 TENNIS NEWS
Lowell frosh Kristine Pau (center) won the CIF San Francisco City Girl's Singles Championship. Lowell swept the singles medals, team and doubles title as well. Congrats Kristine!
Lani Tice & Mikaila Smith Claim MCAL #1 Doubles Crown
Kendall Hiti & Hanna Berg Take MCAL #2 Doubles Crown
USTA Nor Cal Champions Burgos Tennis Coed 18s place 5th in the Nation at the National JTT Championships in South Carolina. Along the way they defeated championship teams from Mid Atlantic, Northern, Pacific Northwest and Florida. Only loss came at the hands of eventual National Champion New England in their flight championship. Burgos Tennis did win 1st place in Team Flag Competition with Mikaila Smith and Lani Tices hand crafted masterpiece.
Willie featured in USTA article and video.
Junior Team Tennis Nationals News
Nor Cal Coed 18s defeat Middle States, Northern, Pacific Northwest, and Florida Sectional Champs.
Our Captain Lani Tice featured in Prep Girls Tennis Notes
Well deserved for our hard working Lani! Below is the link to the article.
Team Nor Cal and Burgos Boy's 15s Take Gar Glenney Cup over So Cal 39-33 matchs.
Burgos Tennis Teams Capture USTA Nor Cal Sectional Titles
Our Boy's 15s team knocked out Courtside Club by taking 5 of 6 singles matches and overall 6-3.
BURGOS PLAYERS NAMED TO NATIONAL TEAMS
Congrats to our four players who were named to the 2013 Nor Cal National Team today by USTA Nor Cal. Armaan Kalra, Austin Fan and Willie Saiga are headed to Colorado Springs, Colorado for the Boy's 14s Zonals to be played at the US Air Force Academy. Ryan Ali is headed to Tucson, Arizona for the Boy's 12s Zonals. We're proud of our players representing Nor Cal and Burgos Tennis on the National stage. Not bad for a small non profit playing out of a public park. Go Team Nor Cal!
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:
USTA Nor Cal
December 3, 2013
1. Kristine Pau G14s #11
2. Armaan Kalra B14s #16
3. Matthew Rodriguez B12s #25
4. Marco Barretto B18s #39
5. Stevie Gould B14s #46
6. Leilani Tice G18s #50
7. Brendan Austin #52
8. Ryan Ali B12s #61
9. Austin Fan B16s #62
10. Matia Jovanovic B16s #69
11. Mikaila Smith G18s#73
11. Wilhelm Saiga B16s #73
13. Nathan Ferro B14s #74
14. Brett Jennings G16s #78
15. Mitch Heckmann B16s #79
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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.