James B. Ewers Jr. Ed.D.
A's & Aces Establishes Dr. James B. Ewers Jr. Fellowship Program
The Dr. James B. Ewers Jr. Fellowship Program is an A’s & Aces Career Development Initiative designed to provide participants with leadership opportunities, mentoring in tennis coaching, as well as the opportunity to practice and improve their own tennis game. Fellows will be selected based on several criteria, including leadership potential, academic performance, tennis accomplishments, exceptional character, sportsmanship, and teamwork skills. The Program is named after Dr. James B. Ewers Jr., a youth advocate, educator, coach, author, and social justice activist, who was inducted into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame in 2021.
A's & Aces Leadership Joins the LTA Board and EDI Committee
Starting this year, A's & Aces leadership has joined the Louisiana Tennis Association (LTA) Board of Directors. Coach Varnado and Dr. Monhartova are going to serve the 2023-2024 term. One of their goals is to contribute to the expansion of junior programming and increasing diversity across the State. Both of them serve on the LTA's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. Dr. Monhartova is also a Vice-Chair of the Southern Tennis Association's NJTL Commitee.