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CTA Hall of Fame


Our intent in providing this list is to give parents/players some perspective on our program and the world of junior tennis. There is no magic formula that guarantees success, each one of these players is unique. They do share, however, a common bond and lasting legacy at CTA.

Former CTA Players who have become College players:

Reid Lerner - Charlotte Latin/ Yale

Brian Rudisell - Charlotte Latin/ Furman

Ryan Boward - Charlotte Catholic/ NC State

John Braig - Charlotte Catholic/ Mary Washington

Brian Cowman - Charlotte Catholic/ UNC Greensboro-NC State

Chris Anderson - Charlotte Country Day/ William and Mary

Katharine Annas - Charlotte Country Day/ Wofford

Rebecca Weeks - West Mecklenburg/ University of Virginia

Jennifer Sopel - Myers Park/ Appalachian

Whit Hansen - Charlotte Country Day/ Davidson

Jeffrey Smith - Charlotte Latin/ NC State

Shaun Thomas - Providence/ NC State

Kevin Beard - Charlotte Catholic/ Elon

John Boetsch - Fort Mill/ Erskine-Clemson

Becky Emmers - Providence/ Pittsburgh

Jennifer Smith - Charlotte Catholic-South Meck./ Notre Dame

Dennis Myers - Myers Park/ NC State-UNC Wilmington

Laura Cowman - Charlotte Catholic/ NC State

Paul Bartholomy - Charlotte Catholic/ Wofford

Josh Ray - Metrolina Christian/ Gardner Webb

Kinsey Pate - Butler/ James Madison

Ryan Forbes - Audrey Kell/ Wingate

John Banks - Providence Day/ William and Mary

Devon Sutherland - Clover/ UNC Greensboro

Kathleen Elkins - Woodlawn/ Williams

Julia Paulson - Charlotte Catholic/ Wofford

Angus Walker - Providence Day/ Kenyon

Alan Jackson - Country Day / Middlebury College

Reid Dillon - Fletcher / UNC-Asheville

Sara Yousif -Manus Academy / Flagler

Carson Trapp - home school / Eckerd College

Alex Brea - Providence Day / Appalacian State University

College (club level) players:

Andrew Treske - Marvin Ridge #1/ UNC Chapel Hill

Davis Hunt - Charlotte Country Day #1/ UNC Chapel Hill

Kara Schillings - Providence #1/ Elon

Academic standouts:

Josey Bridges - Independence #1/ UNC Chapel Hill (Morehead Scholarship)

Merideth Branham - Weddington #1/ Appalachian (Chancellor Scholarship)

Some thoughts on the CTA Hall of fame…

Constant Change - Those that pursue tennis seriously are faced with unpredictable challenges in a constantly changing environment. The players listed here have learned how to deal with change and achieved success over long periods of time.

Credibility - There are a lot of sports to play and a lot of programs from which to choose. The players on this list are a testimony to the credibility of our program which we hope speaks to the parents considering sending their children to CTA. Our hope is that they also serve as models for the players in our program at present. 

Create an environment - When the players listed here started in our program there was no way that we could predict how successful they would be. Our goal is to create an environment that enables those kids who have the desire and work ethic to excel to do so. We consider it a privilege to work with all the kids who come to our program, not just the most talented players. Every player has equal access.  These players have made the most of the opportunity.

Credit - These players alone deserve the recognition for their achievements in the sport. We, at CTA, take no credit for their success. We do, however, take pride in having provided them with a great place to pursue the sport at a high level; only a few have achieved to the degree of those listed here.

Criteria - Coaches, programs, and players come and go. Listed here are players who spent many years training with us at CTA, most were with us throughout their junior careers. All the players listed were successful high school players (most were #1 on their teams) and achieved high rankings at the state, southern, or national levels. They all participated at the college level, many received scholarships. Success can be defined in many ways, we had to limit ourselves somehow so we restricted ourselves to the criteria listed above.

Consistency- We have been running our program at CTA since the fall of 1989, our vision has been to provide a quality, consistent program for players at all levels. The best athletes in any sport perform consistently well over long periods of time. We take pride in having done that in our program and the players listed here have as well.