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Black History Month 2022 - Inclusive Perspectives Panel

In honor of Black History Month, USTA Texas in partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance, hosted the latest installment of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion series INCLUSIVE PERSPECTIVES FROM THE BASELINE.


For this edition, four outstanding Black leaders and tennis luminaries convened on February 8th at 1 p..m. to share their perspectives, influences, and expereinces. Topics included the Black experiences in the tennis community, their own personal influences and historical figures they were affected by, the impact of mentorship and much more. 



Zina Garrision
Texan former world #4, Wimbledon finalist and Olympian. 

James Blake,
Former world #4 and Davis Cup champion, bestselling author. 

Bert Cole,
Director of Junior Recreation at Dallas Tennis Association

Duane Williams,
Head Coach for Prairie View A&M men's and women's teams



Trennis Jones, Texas Regional Director for Positive Coaching Alliance, USTA Texas Board of Directors Member



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