Tennis Opens the Door to Possibilities

February 16, 2022

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate and amplify the voices that enrich our tennis community in the Mid-Atlantic. This month, we are exploring how African-Americans in the region are finding, creating, and building community through tennis.


Attend a Mid-Atlantic college tennis match or USTA League Championship and you’ll likely see tennis official Dzarr Daniels. Daniels, a Norfolk, Va. resident, has been officiating tennis matches for 22 years and is more than a familiar face in our region. Daniels started playing tennis at ten years old while growing up in Buffalo, NY. He went on to play in both high school and college. Daniels then began officiating and coaching tennis as an avenue for spreading his passion for the sport in his community. When not officiating, Daniels is coaching high school tennis in Prince George's County, Md. We caught up with Daniels to hear more about his tennis journey and his take on tennis in the Mid-Atlantic. Watch what he had to say about how exposure to tennis opens doors and leads to opportunities in life.

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