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Billie Jean King on American Junior and College Tennis
Tennis legend Billie Jean King has never been shy about voicing her
opinions on American tennis. Any complaints she registers usually come
with suggested solutions. Contributor Marcia Frost sat down with King
to discuss the future of tennis - with a focus on American junior and
college tennis - during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of
Mylan World TeamTennis in August.
World TeamTennis at 40: Supporting Junior and College Players
It's been 40 years since Billie Jean and Larry King launched World
TeamTennis - an unusual team tennis concept that would bring together
men and women in a fun, yet competitive, atmosphere. WTT, which has
been sponsored by Mylan since 2012, has been an especially popular
launching pad for top juniors and players just out of college who are
looking to make their way into the pros.
USTA's New Initiative Aims to Reach Hispanics
The USTA's new leader, Katrina Adams, is reaching out to the
Hispanic community, telling them tennis is a lifetime sport - and
that college scholarships should be a goal for junior players. Adams
may have only started serving her two-year term as USTA Chairman of
the Board, CEO and President on Jan. 1, 2015, but her first major
initiative has the potential to change the face of tennis forever.