CATA Annual Junior Awards Banquet


24th Annual CATA Junior Banquet

Sunday, May 5th, 5pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

6505 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78752

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.

Join us in 2019 as we welcome: 

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.

To help offset costs for attendees and/or to donate to the junior scholarship fund, please add your donation to your ticket price or



Program listing all awardees and scholarship winners


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