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USTA Georgia
116 Marble Mill Road
Marietta, GA 30060
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Guirlene Mimy-Matthews (William H. Shaw High School)

  • School I coach at:   William H. Shaw High School (Home of the Raiders)
         
    Years Coaching High School Tennis:   2 years
         
    Best High School Tennis Memory I've had is:  

    My favorite memory is one from a coaching perspective.
    I started coaching high school girls tennis two years ago
    and inherited a team that had been dismantled.  All of 
    our players with the exception of a few were returning
    players.  Most of the team never played tennis.  We
    needed some basic skills to rebuild.  We did not have
    any funding.  I reached out to the CORTA Tennis Works
    outreach program coordinator and she came to the
    rescue!  She was able to sponsor us with team T-shirts
    and provided us with two trained coaches who worked
    with our students once a week.  As the season
    progressed, we watched a player who was not able to
    make contact with the ball and who also suffered
    medically with seizures win her first match.  During the
    season she stated that she had not suffered  any seizure
    episodes since she started playing tennis.  Her sense of
    elation is a memory 
    I will always cherish.   

    Another fond memory was when CORTA gave some of
    the students the opportunity to attend the Atlanta Open
    where we met Frances Tiafoe.  Being able to witness the
    students' reactions while they watched a professional
    match 
    in person was priceless.  

    My goal is to help make tennis accessible to all and to
    teach students that they can achieve anything they set
    their mind to while gaining a deeper understanding of
    the game.

         
    Favorite Pro/College Athlete:   Serena Williams
         
    Favorite Quote:   "To whom much is given much is required"

 

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USTA Georgia Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

 

USTA Georgia’s mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis, is only enhanced by leveraging diversity and creating an inclusive environment. We are committed to ensuring that people of all backgrounds have access to and feel authentically welcome in the game and business of tennis. 

It is with this spirit of equity and inclusion that we invite all people who play, watch, support and/or enjoy tennis to partake in our many programs, events and membership offerings through participation, volunteerism or leadership.

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