From the founding of our tennis program by Fr. Alcuin Kubis in 1938, tennis has had a long and storied tradition at Subiaco Academy. Today our team is composed of players from Subiaco to Maine, and from China to Mexico. I have been honored to serve as the seventh coach and have been extraordinarily proud of the accomplishments of our players.
If you are a young man coming to the Academy and have not been actively involved in sports, then I would offer you tennis as a sport that you might consider. Our tennis instruction and practice program has a 1:12 coach to player ratio. This means you can be assured of an individualized program of coaching instruction as you begin to learn the basics of the game. Over time, this small coach to player ratio bears fruit in winning individual and team awards. Additionally, players practice not just in the season of competition, but also in the off-season as well. If a young man has the desire, determination, skill and perseverance, then I can assure you that tennis will be a winning sport in your life.
For those young men who come to Subiaco Academy already possessing a background in tennis, then I can reassure you that your skills will be honed and perfected. If you are willing to commit to the time and effort, you can become a champion! Since my time as coach of the Academy tennis teams, we have produced records that are unparalleled in most schools our size:
District 4AA, 2AAA or 4AAA Singles champions: 23 times
Feel free to click on some of the links to your right as you learn more about our existing team, but also peruse some of our champions from previous years. I was chosen as the Arkansas High School Tennis Coach of the Year four times, and was the 2005-2006 National Tennis Coach of the Year. I was honored to receive those awards from my colleagues, but the true champions are the young men who day in and day out make a commitment to excel in this sport. You can be one of those!
District 4AA, 2AAA or 4AAA Doubles champions: 35 times
State Doubles champions: 12 times
State Singles champions: 7 times
Overall Doubles Champion in the State: 1 time
Team Record: 282-56-5 (82.2% winning percentage)
If you would like to learn more about our tennis program, then feel free to contact me and let me show how you, too, can be a part of a winning sports program at Subiaco!
Br. Adrian Strobel, O.S.B.
Varsity Tennis Coach
479-438-1031; 479-438-9142 (cell)