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Episode #4 Features Ernie James and Dr. Dale Yake

July 2, 2020
This episode's guests are USTA South Carolina Past President Ernie James, who talks about growing tennis in his hometown of Florence along with his passion for officiating. Dr. Dale Yake of PT Solutions, of Atlanta, updates us on the current COVID-19 situation and the great health benefits of playing tennis. We highlight junior Anna Kay Johnston, of Little Rock, AR, and volunteer Courtney Dugas, of Lafayette, LA.

June 18, 2020
Alison Riske and Monica Puig talk about playing at the Credit One Bank Invitational in Charleston, SC. Nashville's Riske is ranked No. 19 in the WTA Rankings and Puig, of Puerto Rico, is best known for winning the 2016 Olympics Singles Gold Medal. They discuss getting through the break in tennis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also featured are junior Aspen Wooten, of Eads, Tennessee, and volunteer Brian Pillar, of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

June 4, 2020
This week's guests include USTA Southern Adult League Chair Helen Martin, of Columbus, GA, who talked about her love for USTA League and the cancellation of the 2020 league sectionals. Charlotte, NC's Kelly Flouhouse, a dedicated wheelchair tennis player and advocate is also interviewed. We highlighted junior Coy Simon, of Charleston, SC, and former USTA Kentucky President Rainey Johns.

May 21, 2020
The debut episode features NCAA Chief Medical Officer and USTA Vice President Dr. Brian Hainline. In an extensive interview, Hainline focused on shepherding sports through the COVID-19 pandemic, playing tennis safely, collegiate sports and the health benefits of tennis. Hosted by Sam Crenshaw. Also featured: junior Jenna Thompson, of Charlotte, NC, and volunteer James Oscar Bell, of Greenville, MS.

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