Congratulations to our USTA Sectional Essay Winners!
This year’s USTA essay contest focused on the life of Robert Ryland. This is the question students were asked to discuss:
Robert Ryland was an accomplished tennis player and coach. He was known for seeing the possibilities in those he coached and within himself. Mr. Ryland was the first African-American professional tennis player and the first African-American to play in the NCAA National Championships.
What facts about his story inspire you to break boundaries and excel in school, sports, and to follow your dreams? What are your possibilities?