Coach Stanley gets net results for young tennis players of color in Atlanta
As spring settles in, the tennis courts are coming to life at Buckhead’s Frankie Allen Park — and one coach is devoting his time to teaching a very attentive group of young, Black and brown girls.
Most Mondays, a crowd starts to gather around the fence to watch Coach Stanley White at work. He demands intense focus and keeps the girls on their toes.
Coach Stanley has an open door policy with his self-made business, Net Results. He tells WABE’s “Morning Edition” that his mission is to successfully guide young women of color on how to play tennis with perfect technique.
But because he’s also played the sport for nearly 50 years, he also wishes to share with them the rich history of tennis for people of color, which started with the American Tennis Association — which claims to be the oldest African American sports organization in the United States.
Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.