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(PHOTOS) Black Tennis Hall Of Fame 1st Annual Induction Gala, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, August 6, 2011

What an incredible evening! The excitement of newness, forward movement, and future endeavors was in the air.

At the end of the 94th ATA National Week, the organization closed out with the Black Tennis Hall of Fame 1st Annual Induction Gala. It was so wonderful to be in the midst of those who love tennis, it's history and celebrate the accomplishments of more than worthy participants in the sport. Here are some candids from the event.

(L-R) Albert A. Tucker, Executive Director, American Tennis Association, and Robert Davis, Executive Director, Black Tennis Hall of Fame.

(L-R) Dale G. Caldwell, Founder, Black Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum and Bob Davis.

(L-R) Myself and former WTA player Katrina Adams, USTA Board of Directors Vice President.

(L-R) Event Master of Ceremony Sam Crenshaw, Sports Anchor/Reporter, WXIA-TV Atlanta and Bob Davis.

Myself and Sam Crenshaw

(L-R) Bob Davis, Former WTA player Jewel Peterson, accepting the Chairman's Award on behalf of her father, the late Coach Ernie Peterson, and Dale Caldwell.

(L-R) Dr. Robert Screen, the widow of Coach Ernie Peterson, and Katrina Adams.

Black Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee Legendary Hampton University tennis coach Dr. Robert Screen. It was a pleasure to be seated at the same table with him.

You know how you go to events and end up talking to a person or a couple that you've never seen in life, but you have the best time together? That's who these two are!

A very talented, energetic and entertaining musician, violinist Ken Ford. He provided a musical interlude for the Gala and was really good. I purchased his CD after the event.

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