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Black Tennis Connect
ABOUT US

Welcome to Our

TENNIS TRIBE

Black Tennis Connect is a non-profit sports organization that aims to increase diversity within the sport by fostering environments for players of color. Fortified by generations of black tennis history, we aim to educate our communities in hopes of inspiring future generations of tennis players. Our organization also advocates for health awareness by using tennis as a tool to encourage youth and adults to live active lifestyles.

 

Our tribe consists of tennis players from all walks of life that are in support of our mission. We refer to our tennis community as a tribe because we are connected by not only tennis but an appreciation of culture which makes us family.

 

As a family, we welcome you to accompany us on our journey as we grow.

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OUR IMPACT
Black Tennis Connect - Charleston Open
Black Tennis Connect - Ball Drive
Black Tennis Connect - Winston Salem Open
Black Tennis Connect - Tennis Tuesdays

OUR IMPACT

4K

15K

500

monthly website visitors

video views

email subscribers

Two USTA-certified Community Tennis Association Chapters in Charlotte, NC and Indianapolis, IN

Launched the G.O.A.T. (Getting Our Adolescents into Tennis) Initiative

Partnered with USTA Southern Chapter to host National Tennis Month

Created the Open Opportunity Initiative partnering with major tennis events to expose underserved communities to tennis culture

Donated tennis racquets to local community centers to facilitate Tennis Tuesday coached by Black Tennis Connect members

Annual host of Tennis Workshops that provides scholarships for HBCU's tennis programs

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THE MISSION

THE MISSION

To expose underserved communities to the benefits of tennis, which promotes active lifestyles, community engagement, and cultural awareness.

>50%

Percentage of players in high-profiled sports are African-American

<3%

Percentage of tennis players who are African-American

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>164%

Percentage gap of tennis cost vs. high-profile sports

High-Profiled Sports Cost

Tennis Cost

"If there are kids out there who do not think they can achieve their dreams, I want to change that. I really believe success is in everyone." 

- Frances Tiafoe

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<63%

Percentage gap of median household income for African-American families vs. others

AA Household Median Income

Other Households Median Income

*high-profiled sports basketball & football

SUPPORT US

To Build a Stronger Tribe

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

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join us

Meet us out on the courts to help grow our tribe. Join us at any of our events for some tennis fun!

Monetary donations to our organization helps provide supplies, minimize the cost of lessons, and support tennis related events.

VOLUNTEER

Make a difference by providing your time and skills to help our members learn and grow.

CONTACT US

We Would Love to Hear from You!

55 Monument Circle, Suite 929

Indianapolis, Indiana

704.426.3806