CATA Annual Junior Awards Banquet


25th Annual CATA Junior Banquet

Sunday, May 3rd, 5pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin

 The CATA Junior Banquet is our once-a-year celebration of youth tennis in the greater Austin area.  Join us each year as we celebrate the most valuable players of local junior and high schools as well as our partner clubs and facilities.  CATA also selects the Players of the Year and Coaches of the Year and awards our top scholarship applicants with well-deserved grants toward college.

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See the Fun pics from the 2019 HALO GALLERY

Guest Speakers: CATA is excited to announce Vickie Paynter-Finney and Jodie McGarity as our guest speakers this year.

Vickie Paynter-Finney:

Paynter-Finney is a former University of Texas tennis player who lead the Longhorns to the 1993 National Championship title at No. 1 singles and doubles. She currently holds records for career doubles winning percentage (.866) as well as single season doubles winning percentage (.946) for the University of Texas.

As a professional player, Paynter-Finney reached a career high doubles ranking of 112 in the world, and qualified for the main draw in both the French and US Open in 1994 and 1995.

Today, she is a mom of three and runs the web division of Dot Command Center, Inc.


Jodie McGarity:

McGarity is a trainer with The Positive Coaching Alliance, a CATA partnering organization that develops Better Athletes, Better People through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes.  A former semi-pro basketball player, Coach McGarity focuses on preparing athlete’s for life’s challenges.  

McGarity is also the owner of Texas Disciples Sports & Fitness, where he is a player development and fitness trainer with a passion for healthy lifestyles through fitness training and proper nutrition.

Business casual attire please.

Contact Connor Bond at [email protected] or (512) 443-1342 if you have any questions or would like more information about becoming a Junior Banquet SPONSOR.

2019 Junior Award Winners

CATA Male Junior Player of the YearNathan ArimilliStephen Shields
CATA Female Junior Player of the YearEsther LovatoVince Vizcaino
CATA High School Coach of the YearTravis DalrympleCary Jackson
CATA Middle School Coach of the YearAngela HarrisReagan Willman and Terri Michalka
CAPTA/CATA Junior Coach of the YearJames SombathyConnor Bond
CATA 10 & Under Development AwardGarrett PekarMichael McVay
CATA Junior Volunteer of the YearAndrew KocsElizabeth Hanson Smith



Golden Ticket items this year include a US Open package (valued at $2,000), an overnight stay at Rough Creek Resort (value $850), and a special invite to The Bryan Brothers clinic at Horseshoe Bay Resort and the Westwood Country Club Invitational and an autographed racquet signed by Bob and Mike (value $1500).  Golden Tickets will be available for purchase at the event.  

Lucky Draw items include gift certificates, lessons, racquets, and more!!!!  Bring cash to purchase your lucky draw tickets!  Purchase options will also be available on-site.  



Program listing all awardees and scholarship winners


Program listing all awardees and scholarship winners


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