July 5th, 2018

101st American Tennis Association National Championships at USTA National Campus, Scholarships Available

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The USTA National Campus will host the 101st American Tennis Association National Championships from July 28-Aug. 4, 2018, and USTA Florida is offering 20 scholarships for ATA Memberships to children who plan to participate in the event.

Registration for the event is now open and will close on July 14. Play will include all men’s and women’s age divisions, open singles, doubles and mixed, and all junior divisions from 10-18 years old.
“We are encouraging children and adults from the state of Florida to participate in this amazing event celebrating diversity,” says USTA Florida Diversity and Marketing Coordinator Maria Romo. “It will be a family-friendly and exciting week for players of all ages and levels with tennis, educational sessions and more.”

Tournament schedule:

July 28-30 — Men/Women Open, Doubles & Mixed Doubles
July 30-Aug. 3 — Junior Events 10-18 Boys/Girls Singles & Doubles
July 30-Aug. 4 — Adults 35-85 Men/Women Singles
July 31-August 4 — Adults 35-85 Men/Women Doubles & Mixed Doubles

To apply for the ATA membership scholarship please email Maria Romo at Romo@ustaflorida.com.

To register for the 101st ATA National Championships go to www.americantennisassociation.org/2017-ata-nationals-tournament-application.

Founded in 1916 in Washington, D.C., the American Tennis Association created a circuit of clubs and tournaments for black tennis players who were excluded from the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association. Since then the mostly-volunteer organization has served all players while challenging the racial barriers of segregation, cultivating promising young talent, providing a vital social network for African American professionals such as past notables Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, and influencing younger black stars such as current players Venus and Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens.

For more general information about the ATA visit www.americantennisassociation.org.