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GCC Juneteenth Event

Germantown Cricket Club (GCC), a historic and private club, opened its grounds for the second straight year to celebrate and recognize the history of Black tennis with a public event in honor of Juneteenth. On June 20, the club welcomed people of all ages to participate in organized tennis events – juniors participated in a free tennis clinic, while adults took part in a doubles round-robin. The festivities also featured vendor tables from local Black businesses, artists, athletes, and supporters, along with food trucks, live music, and more.


Former USTA President and international tennis leader Katrina Adams was on site for the event. Adams recently published a book, Own The Arena, which has been popular in tennis and non-tennis realms since its release. Katrina was the honored guest at the event and received a lifetime membership to GCC. She was overheard mentioning that the membership is one of the best gifts she had ever received.


The event was organized by Friends of GCC, a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission of providing opportunities for youth, educational institutions, and community organizations to participate in ongoing events at GCC. As a supporting organization to GCC, Friends of GCC also engages in fundraising activities that support and benefit the club.


Juneteenth recognizes the first day of freedom for enslaved Africans in Texas and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States as a whole. In 2021, Juneteenth became a federal holiday.


Take a look at some more action from the event on our social media.

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