Panelists and Moderators

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Michael Dowse

USTA Sponsor

CEO and Executive Director, USTA

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Willis Thomas, Jr.

Panelist: History of the ATA and Black Tennis

Past VP of Programs of WTEF

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Lange Johnson

Panelist: History of the ATA and Black Tennis

President Whirlwind Johnson Foundation and Grandson of Dr. Whirlwind Johnson

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Chris Eubanks

Panelist: A Champions life on and off the courts

ATP Champion

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Roy Smith

Panelist: A Champions life on and off the courts

ATP Champion

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George Henry

Panelist: Preserving the HBCU Tennis Legacy

Director of Tennis Operations, Bethune Cookman University

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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

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Gary Sailes, Ph.D.

Panelist: Optimize your Tennis Game

Associate Professor, Kinesiology

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Kim Sands

Panelist: Black Women Champions & their impact on Tennis

Former Tennis Champion

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Leslie Allen

Panelist: Black Women Champions & their impact on Tennis

Leadership Coach, Motivational Speaker, Champion Athlete, Survivor

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Dale Caldwell, Ph.D.

Panelist: The Future of Black Tennis

Author and Founder of the Black Tennis Hall of Fame

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Roxanne Aaron

Host and President of the American Tennis Association

President of the American Tennis Association

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Larry Bivins

Moderator: History of the ATA & Black Tennis 

Former Journalist and Blogger of Tennis in the Hood

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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

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Michael Mmoh

Panelist: A Champions life on and off the courts

ATP Champion

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Gene Thompson

Panelist: Preserving the HBCU Tennis Legacy

Head Men's Tennis Coach Virginia State University

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William Crutchfield

Panelist: Preserving the HBCU Tennis Legacy

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

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Tara Ayers

Panelist: Optimize Your Tennis Game

Psychiatric Clinical Consultant, MetLife

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Suzanne Afflalo. M.D

Panelist: Optimize your Tennis Game

Family Physician

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Zina Garrison

Panelist: Black Women Champions & their impact on Tennis

Former Tennis Champion & Founder of the Zina Garrison Foundation

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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

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Winston Chaney

Host and M.C.: Friday Night Dance Party

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

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Katrina Adams

Panelist: History of the ATA and Black Tennis

Past USTA Chairman and President

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Art Carrington

Panelist: History of the ATA & Black Tennis

Tennis Legend and Coach

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Martin Blackman

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

General Manager, USTA Player Development

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Sean Holcomb-Jones

Panelist: A Champions life on and off the courts

Manager of The Excellence Program, USTA

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Nicolas Askew

Panelist: The HBCU Tennis Legacy

Director of Swimming & Diving, Howard University

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Lonnie White

Panelist: Preserving the HBCU Tennis Legacy

Coach Coastal Carolina University

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James Champion

Moderator:Optimize Your Tennis Game

President and Chief Executive Officer of The Champion Services Group

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Kyle Copeland-Muse

Panelist: Black Women Champions & their impact on Tennis

Passed Champion - reached world doubles ranking of #38

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Jim Berry

Moderator: Black Women Champions & Their Impact on Tennis

Anchor CBS

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Deanne Chevannes

Moderator: The Future of Black Tennis

President of Focused, LLC and Founder of Amandla Consulting Group

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D.J. Blackout

Friday Night ATA Dance Party

DJ and Music Productions