Panelists and Moderators

Roxanne Aaron

Host and President of the American Tennis Association

President of the American Tennis Association

Willis Thomas, Jr.

Panelist: History of the ATA and Black Tennis

Past VP of Programs of WTEF

Lange Johnson

Panelist: History of the ATA and Black Tennis

President Whirlwind Johnson Foundation and Grandson of Dr. Whirlwind Johnson

Chris Eubanks

Panelist: A Champions life on and off the courts

ATP Champion

Sean Holcomb-Jones

Panelist: A Champions life on and off the courts

Manager of The Excellence Program, USTA

William Crutchfield

Panelist: Preserving the HBCU Tennis Legacy

Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at North Carolina A&T
State University

Esu Ma'at

Moderator:Preserving the HBCU Tennis Legacy

Former USTA Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, High Performance Certified Tennis Teaching Professional and Proud HBCU Tennis Alum

James Champion

Moderator:Optimize Your Tennis Game

President and Chief Executive Officer of The Champion Services Group

Leslie Allen

Panelist: Black Women Champions & their impact on Tennis

Leadership Coach, Motivational Speaker, Champion Athlete, Survivor

Zina Garrison

Panelist: Black Women Champions & their impact on Tennis

Former Tennis Champion & Founder of the Zina Garrison Foundation

Deanne Chevannes

Moderator: The Future of Black Tennis

President of Focused, LLC and Founder of Amandla Consulting Group

Michael Dowse

USTA Sponsor

CEO and Executive Director, USTA

Larry Bivins

Moderator: History of the ATA & Black Tennis 

Former Journalist and Blogger of Tennis in the Hood

Bob Davis

Panelist: History of the ATA and Black Tennis

Executive Director of the Black Tennis Hall of Fame and President of the Panda Foundation

Michael Mmoh

Panelist: A Champions life on and off the courts

ATP Champion

Gene Thompson

Panelist: Preserving the HBCU Tennis Legacy

Head Men's Tennis Coach Virginia State University

George Henry

Panelist: Preserving the HBCU Tennis Legacy

Director of Tennis Operations, Bethune Cookman University

Suzanne Afflalo. M.D

Panelist: Optimize your Tennis Game

Family Physician

Gary Sailes, Ph.D.

Panelist: Optimize your Tennis Game

Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Kyle Copeland-Muse

Panelist: Black Women Champions & their impact on Tennis

Passed Champion - reached world doubles ranking of #38

Cecil Harris

Panelist: The Future of Black Tennis

Author of four books on sports. His latest, Different Strokes: Serena, Venus, and the Unfinished Black Tennis Revolution

Winston Chaney

Host and M.C.: Friday Night Dance Party

Host, The Morning Show
WYCB-AM 1340 & WPRS HD3

Katrina Adams

Panelist: History of the ATA and Black Tennis

Past USTA Chairman and President

Art Carrington

Panelist: History of the ATA & Black Tennis

Tennis Legend and Coach

Martin Blackman

Moderator: A Champion's life on and off the courts

General Manager, USTA Player Development

Roy Smith

Panelist: A Champions life on and off the courts

ATP Champion

Nicolas Askew

Panelist: The HBCU Tennis Legacy

Director of Swimming & Diving, Howard University

Lonnie White

Panelist: Preserving the HBCU Tennis Legacy

Coach Coastal Carolina University

Tara Ayers

Panelist: Optimize Your Tennis Game

Psychiatric Clinical Consultant, MetLife

Kim Sands

Panelist: Black Women Champions & their impact on Tennis

Former Tennis Champion

Jim Berry

Moderator: Black Women Champions & Their Impact on Tennis

Anchor CBS

Dale Caldwell, Ph.D.

Panelist: The Future of Black Tennis

Author and Founder of the Black Tennis Hall of Fame

D.J. Blackout

Friday Night ATA Dance Party

DJ and Music Productions