ATA Championships Set for National Campus
Jul 06, 2023
The American Tennis Association (ATA), the oldest African-American sports organization in the United States, will hold its 105th National Championship July 25-30 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
The tournament will bring together some of the finest tennis players from across the nation to compete for the ultimate honor in African-American tennis. 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.
Photo: A look back at Coco Gauff receiving her trophy from the ATA at age 12
"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."
The tournament 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 23. The event aims to raise funds to support the ATA Junior Development Program.
Above: A look at the ACE Awards recipients
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.
Source: ATA. Photos: ATA. This article also appears in the July-August 2023 issue of Florida Tennis Magazine. Be sure to subscribe for expanded coverage, exclusive interviews, and in-depth tennis news.