About Us

About Us

Welcome to Katy Tennis Academy

Since its start in 2009, Katy Tennis Academy has earned the reputation as a premier tennis academy in Katy by teaching kids the fundamentals of tennis and making it fun, as well. We offer a wide range of services designed to fit all ages and ability levels. Classes and private lessons are conducted from morning to evening to fit any schedule.

Our Tennis Workout Features:

  • Stroke Mechanics and Technique
  • Competition Drills
  • Coordination Drills
  • Singles and Doubles Strategy
  • Successful Match Play
  • Team Building

Our Coaches

Coach Andres Quijano

Coach Andres has been playing tennis at a high level for more than 30 years. He has participated in Open Tournaments in Bogota, Colombia, winning several Open Tournaments at the club level. He attained a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Javeriana University in Bogota. He joined the PapaCarlos staff in 2006 and after 3 years, he decided to open up a branch in Katy, Texas which would be eventually be called Katy Tennis Academy. He is currently the Director and Head Coach of Katy Tennis Academy.

Coach Nicole Tapia

Coach Nicole has been playing since the age of 7 and started playing at Katy Tennis Academy.
She was a four year varsity player at Seven Lakes High School, and helped the team earn District awards and advance to Regional finals. She also earned third place at Districts in girls doubles in 2021, and was a Regional quarterfinalist in girls singles in 2022. Coach Nicole has been coaching for a few years now. She is a student at Texas A&M University studying Biomedical Science.

Coach Nicole Quijano

Coach Nicole has been playing tennis since the age of 5, and started out at Katy Tennis Academy until the end of middle school.

She was on the Varsity tennis team at Seven Lakes High School all four years where she earned multiple team district awards, made it to regionals and got third place at districts in girls doubles in 2021. Coach Nicole has been coaching since 2019 at Katy Tennis Academy sharing her expertise to kids at all levels.

She will be pursuing a Communicatons and Media Studies degree at Texas A&M in the Fall of 2023.

Coach Kyle Sims

Coach Kyle began playing tennis at the age of 5 at Katy Tennis Academy. He moved through the ranks and in 3 short years, he was at the Advanced Level. He played tennis for his Junior High School, Beckendorff in 7th and 8th Grade, helping the school win districts. He is currently Junior Varsity at Seven Lakes High School, but has a goal to be the #1 player by his Senior Year. He has won multiple USTA, UTR and school tournaments the last two years. He has Coached at our Academy this past school year and he specializes in Intermediate/Advanced Levels combining drills, games as well as coordination and footwork drills.

Coach Liska Knight

Coach Liska has been playing tennis since she was 10 years old. She played varsity tennis at Seven Lakes High School, making it to the 6A state championships her senior year. She currently plays Division II tennis at Westmont College. She has been coaching for over a year. She is studying psychology and business and hopes to pursue a master’s degree in Human Dimensions of Organizations at UT Austin.

Coach Rishii Vijay

Coach Rishii practiced tennis at Katy Tennis Academy starting in the 4th grade, helping him get into the Beckendorff Tennis Team in Junior High School. Afterwards, he joined the freshman and junior varsity teams at Seven Lakes High School. Rishii has been coaching at Katy Tennis Academy since 2018.

He is currently attending Texas A&M University in College Station as an incoming sophomore. He is currently a General Engineering major and has applied for the Computer Science major through the ETAM process.