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USPTA and ATA Partner to Provide Opportunity for Black Coaches


The USPTA is partnering with the ATA to provide more educational opportunities for black coaches.

As part of the cooperation, the USPTA will provide free access to USPTA division conferences and the USPTA World Conference to a select number of ATA and HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) coaches. In addition, ATA coaches will have access to the USPTA’s education website, TennisResources.com.

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Slated for August 3-8th, 2021, at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, FL, the USPTA will support the ATA National Championships with seminars for coaches in attendance and education for players and parents. The USPTA is dedicated to providing ATA members and coaches of HBCU institutions with robust educational workshops to elevate their coaching and teaching standards.

In return for this commitment, the USPTA will be the exclusive tennis teaching organization of the ATA.

“I’m ecstatic about partnering with the ATA,” said John Embree, CEO, USPTA. “Inviting ATA members to become certified professionals or certified instructors of the USPTA will be mutually beneficial as we usher in the next great group of tennis-teaching professionals.”



Founded in Washington, D.C., in 1916, with its mission to elevate black tennis, the ATA is the oldest and longest-running African American sports organization in the country.

“The exposure granted to ATA members and HBCU coaches through USPTA programming and training offers incredible opportunity to improve how tennis is delivered to our community,” said ATA president Roxanne Aaron.

Photo credit: USTA National Campus Facebook

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