Koger, Cheek receive Women’s Sports Museum Trailblazer Awards

Baltimore native and Pennsylvania resident, Ann Koger, recently received the Women’s Sports Museum’s inaugural Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award in Sarasota, Florida. One of four trailblazers honored for their contributions to athletics and journalism, Koger was celebrated at the second annual fundraising gala hosted by the nonprofit organization founded by former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player, Sue (Parsons) Zipay, and her teammates. … Continue reading Koger, Cheek receive Women’s Sports Museum Trailblazer Awards

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Caleb McLaughlin, HOT 97’s Laura Stylez celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Olympians in NYC

Embracing and inspiring the next generation of junior tennis players, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) and Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning Center will host a fun-filled afternoon of activities for kids this weekend. Making it easier for youth (ages 5 to 18 years old) and their parents to … Continue reading Caleb McLaughlin, HOT 97’s Laura Stylez celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Olympians in NYC

Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: Rattler Kamau Murray latest to join list of Grand Slam coaches with HBCU roots | HuffPost

For more than a decade, Kamau Murray has committed himself to using the sport of tennis to empower, educate and inspire young people of Chicago. On Sunday, Murray joined a list of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) alum — including Dr. Robert Walter “Whirlwind” Johnson and John Wilkerson — that have gone on to become professional tennis coaches, … Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: Rattler Kamau Murray latest to join list of Grand Slam coaches with HBCU roots | HuffPost

Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: THE RANGE | A Diverse & Inclusive American Tennis Landscape

THE RANGE | a series of things in a line | an aggregate of individuals in one order | a direction line | a place that may be ranged over | the region throughout which a community naturally lives or occurs | scope | set of values a function takes on Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: THE … Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: THE RANGE | A Diverse & Inclusive American Tennis Landscape

Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: HOME ON THE RANGE | US Open inspires the Next Generation

How often at night, when the heavens are bright | With the light of the glittering stars | Have I stood here amazed and asked as I gazed | If their glory exceeds this of ours — Dr. Brewster M. Higley, “My Western Home.” Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: HOME ON THE RANGE | 2017 US Open Tennis Championships inspires … Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: HOME ON THE RANGE | US Open inspires the Next Generation

Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: Anderson’s success serves as opportunity to highlight Africans’ contributions to tennis

“Sport has the power to change the world,” Nelson Mandela said addressing the first Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony in Monaco, in 2000, the South African prisoner-turned-president provided supporting evidence to state his claim. “It has the power to inspire,” he said. “It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create … Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: Anderson’s success serves as opportunity to highlight Africans’ contributions to tennis

An American Tale: Kevin Anderson’s US Open journey highlights S. Africans’ influence on American, global tennis

Later today in the 20-year-old Arthur Ashe Stadium, on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center campus, America’s second oldest major sporting event will come to a conclusion. A default ambassador of sport for his native South Africa — and the continent of Africa — 31-year-old Kevin Anderson will have a chance to write himself into … Continue reading An American Tale: Kevin Anderson’s US Open journey highlights S. Africans’ influence on American, global tennis