Executive Director Announced

CATA’s search committee has selected Fernando Velasco to lead the organization.  Velasco begins his executive duties effective May 15th.

USPTA and PTR Master Tennis Professional, Fernando Velasco, is originally from Bolivia, South America.  Fernando is a forty-year plus veteran in the Tennis Management business and has served as General Manager and Director of Tennis at top-notch clubs in Chicago, Phoenix, Dallas, Savannah and Boca Raton, Florida, and here in Austin at the Grey Rock Tennis Club. He was most recently the Director of Special Events at the Polo Tennis and Fitness Club.

He is considered one of the top teaching professionals and managers in the country, having been selected as “National Pro of the Year” by the USPTA and “International Pro of the Year” by the PTR.  He is a sought-after speaker at National and International Tennis Professionals Conventions.  He is a ranked player in the National USPTA, PTR, and in Texas and the National USTA.  In 2014 he was selected as the CATA Tennis Legend for his contributions to tennis in Austin since his arrival here in 2000.

He is married to Frances Velasco for 48 years and they have four children and eleven grandchildren living in the Austin area.

Join the CATA staff and Board in welcoming Fernando Valasco as Executive Director for the Association.

From Fernando:

Dear CATA participants,
I am excited to have been hired as the new Executive Director of CATA.
We have a great organization with our Mission Statement being ” To promote and develop the lifetime sports of tennis for all in order to have a happier, healthier community.”
 
Together with a great Board of Directors and  Staff I will make every effort to meet those goals.
Sincerely,
Fernando

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