Panelist: Preserving the HBCU Tennis Legacy
Lonnie White, from Conway, S.C. has won at least 40 A.T.A. titles (Singles, Doubles and Mixed doubles) since 1997. He has won several USTA, District and Southern Championships. In 1997 he was a member of a USTA 5.0 National Championship team. Lonnie has been number one in the 35’s, 40’s, 45’s, 50’s, and 55 division singles in the Georgia Section. He has also been number one in the 35’s, 40’s and 45’s in the USTA Southern Section. He was a high school state champion and while at Grambling State University, he was a member of the SWAC Championships.He has dedicated his life to promoting tennis throughout the country. In Moultrie, Georgia, where he grew up, he worked with the Boy’s and Girl’s Club to give them free tennis lessons, funded by some of the local businessmen. In Augusta, GA. Lonnie worked with MACH Academy taking students to tournaments over the country. More than 20 of those students have gone on to play collegiate tennis. Lonnie coached at Albany State University, and is currently on the coaching staff at Coastal Carolina University, coaching the men’s tennis team. He is currently also the head tennis pro at the Myrtle Beach Tennis Center.