WE PROUDLY ANNOUNCE THE 2019 CLASS OF THE BLACK TENNIS HALL OF FAME

The following individuals will be honored by induction into the 2019 Class of the Black Tennis Hall of Fame:

PIONEERS
Nathaniel and Franklyn Jackson
Theodore (Ted) Thompson

PLAYERS/CONTRIBUTORS
Richard Russell
Chanda Rubin
Phil Williamson
Benny Sims, Jr.

REGIONAL LEGENDS
Dr. Emily Moore
Arvelia Myers
Lonnie White
Norvell A. Brown

Full bios are here.


WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: EXCLUSIVE! Conversation With Ann Koger - The Life Experience Of An African-American Woman Who Would Not Be Denied - Part I



 Ann Koger is one of the most inspirational women that I have had the opportunity to become acquainted with in my lifetime. She is one of those invincible human beings that fulfilled her dreams and life pursuits at a time when segregation and racism were wholly systemic and acceptable. The accomplishments achieved by Ann practically appear as if doors for African-Americans and women were wide open and inviting, when in actuality they were closed and unwelcoming. Ann has earned a societal place among the greatest, yet she is not the least bit interested in the shine that inherently comes with it. She sees her journey as experiences that were either “not an option,” to “I just kept going.” From growing up in segregated Baltimore, Maryland to retiring in 2016 after 35 years as the Head Coach of Women’s Tennis at Haverford University. Here are some of Ann’s accomplishments and accolades:

12th Annual Black Tennis Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony


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