We hope that this email finds you and yours doing well.
As we find ourselves in the first week of February 2022, Black History Month, we would like to honor and celebrate the significant contributions of Black leaders in the tennis community, including but not limited to 5-time Grand Slam champion Arthur Ashe, 11-time Grand Slam champion Althea Gibson, 23-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, and 39-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams. Their legacies and stories continue to inspire our team each day.
We would also like to highlight that February 2nd was National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and we are so grateful for the many contributions of Head Coaches Anne Bages, Lisa Beckett, and Ann Lebedeff, as well as every member of the Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Tennis (PPWT) Team.
Finally, we wish you all a Happy Lunar New Year! May the Year of the Tiger bring you all good health, happiness, and prosperity.
Out in Claremont, California, we have just commenced the Spring 2022 season, and are excited to share a couple of updates on our new blog.
Introducing Our New Assistant Coach: Jada Hart
Jada Hart, from Colton, California, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, as well as a Master of Education in Transformative Coaching and Leadership from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). As a four-time ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) All-American in Division I, she reached a career-high national singles ranking of No. 9 twice, as well as a career-high national doubles ranking of No. 1 three times. To promote diversity, equity, inclusion, health, and wellness on campus, she was an Event Coordinator for UCLA’s Bruin Sports Business Association, a Co-Founder and Secretary of the BSAA (Black Student Athlete Alliance), a Social Media Outreach Coordinator for SAMs (Student Athlete Mentors), and a Student Leader for Bruin Ambassadors. In this blog article, Jada reflects on her experiences as both a tennis player and a coach, and offers some advice for high school athletes navigating the recruiting process.
Sagehens Tennis Team Store is LIVE!!
Check out the new gear from the 2022 Sagehens Tennis Team Store, and help support the team. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the Team Store.
Feel free to browse our blog (http://sagehenstennis.sites.pomona.edu) for other recent posts about our very own Jamie Solomon ‘13, a Showrunner’s Assistant for the Apple TV+ show Physical, and our matches during the Fall 2021 season.
For our first dual match of the Spring 2022 season, the PPWT Team will play against CSU LA (California State University, Los Angeles). We will continue to keep you all updated in the coming weeks. And, if there are any stories or updates that you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. Go Hens!!
SAGEHENS TENNIS – Pomona and Pitzer Colleges
Alumni Features , Coaches , Player Profiles , Team Updates Hello Sagehens!!! Dear Beloved Members and Friends of the Sagehens Tennis Community, Welcome to our new blog! We will be regularly posting updates about our team, players, coaches, and […] by: adminPosted on: January 25, 2022January 25, 20...