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Kamau Murray

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Tennis Channel
Tennis Village
XS Tennis

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About XS Tennis Village and the XS Tennis and Education Foundation (XSTEF) XS Tennis Village, a sprawling athletic complex with over 13 acres, which boasts 15 outdoor courts and 12 indoor courts in addition to a fitness center and classrooms, is located in a primarily low-income area of Chicago. XSTEF’s mission is to provide Chicago’s underserved youth with an enriching safe-haven and positive pathway to college through tennis and academic enrichment programming. XSTEF has sent many youth to Division 1 schools with tennis scholarships and serves 3,000 students annually with the support of tennis professionals, high school counselors, and volunteers. In 2022 Kamau was featured on the Podcast with Josh Gotti.

Tennis Scholarship to Florida A&M University

Kamau Murray grew up on the South Side of Chicago and began playing tennis at age seven in the park. Murray attended Whitney Young Magnet School, the same high school as USTA president, Katrina Adams. Murray received a tennis scholarship to Florida A&M University, where he also served as a Graduate Assistant Coach. The HBCU graduate is only the 3rd African American to coach a pro to a Grand Slam Title and is the WTA Gold Coach and Runner-Up for 2018 WTA Coach of the Year. Now, you can catch Murray on the Tennis Channel as one of the latest commentators to be added to the star-studded crew or coaching students at XSTEF, which he founded in 2005. (See Press Release Document on the Chicago Tennis Festival attached with more information)

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