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USTA.com celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and USTA.com celebrates by looking at the impact and achievements of African Americans in our great sport of tennis.

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Next generation of African-Americans ready to make their mark

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The impact of African-Americans on the sport of tennis dates back to the 1950s and 1960s and the major-stage triumphs of Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, but never before have there been so many young, talented black American players as there are today. Read More
 
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Players throughout history

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Check out USTA.com's Black History Month photo gallery, featuring tennis greats Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe, James Blake, Venus and Serena Williams, as well as rising stars Sloane Stephens, Taylor Townsend, Francis Tiafoe and more.

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2013 Australian Open: Sloane Stephens Interview

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NIneteen-year-old Sloane Stephens talks about her fairytale run to the semifinals of the Australian Open, her most memorable moments from the tournament and more in this exclusive interview with USTA.com.

National Junior Tennis & Learning

2013 Arthur Ashe Essay & Art Contest

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Enter and you could win a trip to New York for Arthur Ashe Kids' Day! If you are an NJTL participant, write your answer to the following question: "If you could follow in Arthur Ashe’s footsteps and 'give back' to tennis, what would you do to give back to the game, and how would it impact others?"

What is USTA/NJTL?

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Founded in 1969 by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder, the NJTL network is a nationwide group of community tennis organizations seeking to develop the character of young people through tennis and education.

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