Jack Sock, one of the top American players on the ATP tour, made a special visit to UTA Bitsy Grant on April 17th. Over 60 UTA juniors and many parents attended. The event was a great success and the kids had the opportunity ask Jack questions about what it was like to be on the professional tour and he shared some stories about his journey.
“Thanks to Eddie Gonzalez, the Tournament Director of the BB&T Atlanta Open for bringing Jack Sock, one of America’s top professional players, to speak to our players and parents at UTA Bitsy Grant,” said UTA Partner, Tim Noonan. “Jack was an inspirational speaker and his visit had a very positive effect on our kids. We wish Jack the best of luck in for the upcoming season, and our kids will be out in force to support him when he comes to Atlanta.”
“Getting to hear Jack Sock speak was amazing. It was inspiring to hear about his journey and makes me want to work harder and maybe follow in his footsteps,” said Dylan O’Keeffe, UTA junior tennis player. “I also learned that his favorite food is Chipotle. That’s my go to after a lesson or a match, especially when I’m on the road.”
UTA has been a big partner/supporter of the Atlanta Tennis Open (BB&T). Come and see your favorite American and pro players at the BB&T Atlanta Open. The tournament runs from July 21- 29, 2018 and be held once again at Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta.
Jack Sock Career Highlights:
- High School: Finished high school tennis career with an 80–0 record and four consecutive state championships in singles.
- 2009 — Won first pro title at ITF Futures event in Amelia Island
- 2010: 2010 — Won USTA Boys’ 18s Nationals to earn a wild card into US Open main draw.
- Won US Open boy’s singles title. First American to win that title since Andy Roddick.
- 2011: Won first major title at the US Open, partnering with Melanie Oudin to win the mixed doubles
- 2012: Advanced to 1st ATP World Tour QF at Atlanta (l. to Isner)
- 2014 Won 2016 Gentlemen’s Doubles title at Wimbledon with Pospisil
- 2015: Won first ATP World Tour singles title at 2015 US Clay Court Champs in Houston d. Querrey in finals.
- 2016 Rio Olympics: He won the gold medal in the mixed doubles with Bethanie Mattek-Sands and captured a bronze medal in the men’s doubles with Steve Johnson. Became American No. 1 in 2016
- 2017: Won biggest title at the Paris Masters 1000. That qualified him for the ATP Finals where he reached the semifinals
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