June 22nd, 2023

American Tennis Association Announces 105th National Championship at USTA National Campus

Press Release General News

Orlando, FL – June 13, 2023 – The American Tennis Association (ATA), the oldest African-American sports organization in the United States, is delighted to announce the highly anticipated 105th National Championship, set to take place at the prestigious USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida.

Scheduled to commence from July 25-July30 2023, the ATA National Championship will bring together some of the finest tennis players from across the nation to compete for the ultimate honor in African-American tennis. This historic event will showcase the remarkable talent, dedication, and sportsmanship that have been the hallmarks of the ATA since its inception.

The USTA National Campus, renowned for its world-class facilities and state-of-the-art amenities, will serve as the perfect stage for this landmark championship. Located in the heart of Orlando, the campus offers a tennis haven with more than 100 courts, including red clay, green clay, and hard courts. It will provide an exceptional setting for players to exhibit their skills and engage in thrilling matches throughout the tournament. With a legacy spanning over a century, the ATA National Championship has become a symbol of excellence and unity within the African-American tennis community. This event not only serves as a platform for athletes to showcase their abilities but also as an opportunity for camaraderie, cultural exchange, and community building. It is a celebration of the rich heritage and ongoing contributions of African-Americans to the sport of tennis.

“We are thrilled to host the 105th ATA National Championship at the esteemed USTA National Campus in Orlando,” said Roxanne Aaron, President of the American Tennis Association. “This championship represents a significant milestone for our organization and showcases the immense talent within our community. We invite all tennis enthusiasts to join us in celebrating the achievements of these exceptional athletes and witness the exhilarating matches that will unfold during the tournament.”

Spectators will have the privilege of witnessing exceptional athleticism, intense competition, and a thrilling atmosphere throughout the championship. The event promises to captivate tennis enthusiasts, supporters, and fans of all ages, offering an unforgettable experience for everyone in attendance.

The ATA National Championship at USTA National Campus will also provide an opportunity to foster youth engagement and inspire the next generation of tennis players. As part of the tournament, various youth initiatives and programs will be organized to encourage and promote tennis participation among young individuals, creating a lasting impact on the future of the sport.

Additionally, the ATA will host its 2nd ACE Awards and Sneaker Gala on Sunday, July 23rd. The event aims to raise funds to support the ATA Junior Development Program. This year, the ACE Awards will honor Corey Gauff, father of Coco Gauff, with the 2023 ACE Award; MaliVal Washington, former ATA and USTA professional player, with the 2023 Althea Gibson Trailblazer Award; Arthur Carrington, Jr., former ATA player and current ATA Historian, with the 2023 Lucy Diggs Slowe Lifetime Achievement Award; George Henry, former ATA player and coach, with the 2023 Robert Whirlwind Johnson Empowerment Award; Marisa Grimes, USTA Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, with the 2023 Leadership in Tennis Award; Dr. Frank Scott, Past President of the ATA, with the 2023 President’s Distinguished Service Recognition Award; and USTA Florida, USTA Section, with the 2023 President’s Partnership Recognition Award.

For more information about the 105th ATA National Championship, including tournament schedules, tickets, the Sneaker Gala, and additional details, please visit the official ATA website at www.yourata.org

About American Tennis Association:

The American Tennis Association (ATA) is the oldest African-American sports organization
in the United States, dedicated to promoting and developing the sport of tennis within the African-American community. Established in 1916, the ATA has played a pivotal role in providing opportunities for African-American tennis players and has fostered a sense of camaraderie and unity through its annual National Championship.

For more information, please contact, Deanne Chevannes Adams, by email dadams@yourata.org or phone  240-988-9687.