We had the good fortune of connecting with Alejandra Hernandez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alejandra, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Discipline, faith, honesty and love for what you do. For me those main factors have influenced a lot in the trajectory of my success and brand itself. I believe that if you pour you heart in what you are passionate the most, everything comes and falls into please.

What should our readers know about your business?
About our business- A1 Tennis is a tennis academy that focuses on all people who play and want to learn tennis regardless of their age, gender or size. It focuses on teaching people how to play and grow their game in a sport that will last a lifetime. We not only build players from scratch and create champions, but also help many who already know how to play tennis love the sport and up their game.

What set us apart from others?
Like any other sport, to be good at a sport requires of a lot of consistency, time, and effort, one of the many things that sets A1 Tennis apart from other is that we really put detail and effort for you to be not just good but great at the sport. We adapt and understand the learning skills of each of our players incorporating fun, fast and easy techniques for them to learn and succeed.

How did you get to where you are today business-wise. was it easy?

It was not easy not an easy road. I was laid off my corporate job due to the pandemic and it was a risk in deciding to open my own tennis academy with all the savings I had. I did not know what I was capable of doing at the beginning and my biggest challenge was getting myself known to the community and growing clientele. I started with 20 students and worked my way up getting myself known in the tennis world. I have learned that takes a lot of persistence, discipline and charisma to get to where you are. I believe that nothing in life comes easy, but if you don’t take the risk on doing it or at least trying whatever you do, you will never know the potential you could have.

What do want the world to know about you or your brand story?
We just recently reinvented ourselves with a new branding logo and logistics. This was created by myself and our marketing director Sebastian Morales. Since we are launching our clothing brand soon we wanted to give it a clean, elegant and fun aspect to our brand to be catchy for everyone. Our brand is well known not just for the details and love we put into our tennis training and our clothing brand that is coming SOON! but also the culture diversity we offer to people. Our main goal is not just only make or improve people into great players but also help them identify their true selfs within this sport.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I think Texas is wonderful in general and it has all types of thing to enjoy and visit. I would take her on a tour all around Austin and its areas surrounding. Although I love Dallas and its hidden gems, we are more of outdoor activities people and going hiking, floating the river, visiting hidden restaurants and touring the city would be something I would plan for her. I would take her to visit all the water springs in Austin, go kayak Lake Davis river, float the Guadalupe river, and take her to the Oasis because is a place that reminds me of a small Santorini, Europe. I would also take her to Houston to visit all the beach and city attractions. Also take her to try all the options Houston has for food; is so diverse that you can have a taste of literally any type of food you want from any country.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The success of A1 tennis come from all the support of our clients and students. Also, we like to recognize our partnerships and sponsors (Tennis points, Wilson, RacketPro, Voyage Dallas) that have been a big influence in the growth of our brand.

Website: http://www.a1tennis.net

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a1tennistx/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/a1tennistx

Image Credits
Daniel Macias Photography

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