ATi tennis coaches are selected not only for their impressive skills on the court, but also because they genuinely care about helping kids achieve athletic and personal greatness. In addition to drill interaction, coaches are available for private lessons, travel to and from tournaments and to consult on your child's progress.
Danny Carlson, Owner
A lifelong contributor to the Atlanta tennis community, Atlanta Tennis Inc. (ATi Tennis Academy) founder and owner, Danny Carlson has been developing distinguished tennis players. Several students held top 500 ATP and WTA rankings and over 100 others earned college tennis scholarships. ATi Tennis Academy has averaged a yearly enrollment of over 150 students and staffs over 10 professionals.
Danny is the founded of the Serve and Return Foundation Inc (501 c3) who's mission is: To SERVE communities, and RETURN service to promote the game of tennis. Additionally, they strive to improve the quality of life for all ages and vulnerable groups, such as children and seniors.
Danny and his wife, Kathy have been married over 40 years, have two sons, Chad and Todd who have added four grandchildren to the family.
Kathy Carlson, Team Coordinator
As team coordinator, Kathy helps keep the academy running smoothly and seamlessly. An avid tennis player herself, Kathy has coached and mentored hundreds of junior players, and is affectionately thought of as “team mom.”
Kathy and Danny sons, Chad and Todd both played on NCAA National Championship teams for UGA. Chad and Todd received MBA's from Harvard and Emory respectively. Chad is an Exec. VP for Burroughs and Chapin and Todd is a VP at SunTrust.
Austin Roebuck, Director of Elite High Performance
Few people are better equipped to help juniors navigate the complex tennis tournament and ranking system than Austin, who was ranked in USTA’s top 100 in the 14, 16 and 18 and under age groups. Raised in Athens, Georgia, he went on to achieve a national high school ranking of 78, according to the Tennis Recruiting Network. This success propelled him to play for the Georgia Institute of Technology from 2006 to 2009, where he held a winning record in both singles (30-29) and doubles (24-18).
Austin is a USPTA certified professional and a USTA high performance coach. He also holds certifications with the International Coaches Institute, as both a level 1 competitive coach and level 2 professional coach. He trains high-level athletes to be especially skilled in three critical areas – the backcourt, midcourt and front court. His specific coaching system of drills, live ball controls and match play encourages proficiency with footwork, balance and shot placement in defensive, offensive and finishing positions.
Harrison Kansol, head coaching professional
15 years playing experience-local, regional and national tournament player
Top ranked in State of Georgia and Regional Level B16-B18’s
Anderson University-starter on the Men’s tennis team 12-1 singles record, 2014
Harrison High School Men’s varsity tennis #1 singles 2009-2012
*Atlanta Tennis Academy , Marietta, GA inc. current-
*The Georgia Club-Statham, GA 2016-2018
*University of GA Manager of Women’s tennis team 2016-2017
*Tennis for Life, Athens, GA 2012-2013
*University of GA, Bachelors Business administration, Terry College of Business, May 2018