FORMER AMERICAN TENNIS ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ALBERT A. TUCKER HAS DIED


Albert A. Tucker served as Vice President of Multicultural Business Development for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB), where he was focused on ensuring that organizations and families of diverse backgrounds select Greater Fort Lauderdale as the destination of choice for conferences and family reunions. It was Tucker’s vision to expose ethnically diverse individuals and groups to Greater Fort Lauderdale so that GFL becomes the destination of choice for individuals of color.

Mr. Tucker had been the leader in the development of a Permanent Home and Training Facility for the American Tennis Association where he formerly served as Executive Director.

In addition to his public service, Mr. Tucker served on the Advisory Board of the Urban League of Broward County, Advisory Board of the 100 Black Men of Greater Fort Lauderdale and was intimately involved with the expansion of Jazz in the Gardens musical festival, which brings in more than 45,000 visitors to South Florida
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WPLG Local 10 News stated that Mr. Tucker died suddenly this weekend. His co-workers said his death was not related to the coronavirus.  A video is posted detailing the work and community appreciation for Mr. Tucker.


2020 Black Tennis Hall of Fame Annual Induction Ceremony Postponed


The current unfortunate health crisis of Covid-19 that is inundating world health, has led the Board of the Black Tennis Hall of Fame to the decision to postpone the July 4th, 2020 Annual Induction Ceremony.

The very basis of this event is a social celebration that unites individuals from all walks of the tennis world, as well as family and friends, for a joyous celebration honoring the inductees. Obviously, the current necessity of social distancing would not allow this to occur.

Most importantly, our concern for the health and welfare of everyone supersedes any event.

When life and health circumstances allow, the ceremony will be rescheduled.

In the meantime, stay home, and stay safe.
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