Panelists and Moderators

Michael Dowse

USTA Sponsor

CEO and Executive Director, USTA

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

Roy Smith

Panelist: A Champions life on and off the courts

ATP Champion

George Henry

Panelist: Preserving the HBCU Tennis Legacy

Director of Tennis Operations, Bethune Cookman 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

Gary Sailes, Ph.D.

Panelist: Optimize your Tennis Game

Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Kim Sands

Panelist: Black Women Champions & their impact on Tennis

Former Tennis Champion

Leslie Allen

Panelist: Black Women Champions & their impact on Tennis

Leadership Coach, Motivational Speaker, Champion Athlete, Survivor

Dale Caldwell, Ph.D.

Panelist: The Future of Black Tennis

Author and Founder of the Black Tennis Hall of Fame

Roxanne Aaron

Host and President of the American Tennis Association

President of the American Tennis Association

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

William Crutchfield

Panelist: Preserving the HBCU Tennis Legacy

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

Tara Ayers

Panelist: Optimize Your Tennis Game

Psychiatric Clinical Consultant, MetLife

Suzanne Afflalo. M.D

Panelist: Optimize your Tennis Game

Family Physician

Zina Garrison

Panelist: Black Women Champions & their impact on Tennis

Former Tennis Champion & Founder of the Zina Garrison Foundation

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

Sean Holcomb-Jones

Panelist: A Champions life on and off the courts

Manager of The Excellence Program, USTA

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

James Champion

Moderator:Optimize Your Tennis Game

President and Chief Executive Officer of The Champion Services Group

Kyle Copeland-Muse

Panelist: Black Women Champions & their impact on Tennis

Passed Champion - reached world doubles ranking of #38

Jim Berry

Moderator: Black Women Champions & Their Impact on Tennis

Anchor CBS

Deanne Chevannes

Moderator: The Future of Black Tennis

President of Focused, LLC and Founder of Amandla Consulting Group

D.J. Blackout

Friday Night ATA Dance Party

DJ and Music Productions