Serving youth is at the very heart of what we do at ATEF.
For more than 50 years, the ATEF has made it our mission to work with the American Tennis Association (ATA) to develop junior and adult players. Many professional African American players came through ATA Clubs and Junior Development programs.
But our work is far from done. We have, after 100 years, embarked on the largest development of both organization’s history – the development of the ATA/ATEF National Training Center and ATA Tennis Hall of Fame.
The ATA Tennis and Education Complex will become a repository of information on the ATA, the Historically Black Colleges and University’s (HBCU’s) and the surrounding Caribbean Region. The ATA Complex will be an important addition to the South Florida landscape and brings together the rich history of black tennis in one central location.