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Katrina  Adams

Katrina Adams

Author, Own The Arena & Vice President, International Tennis Federation (ITF) Executive Director


With an outstanding track record in leading, innovating and collaborating, Katrina Adams is the first African American to lead the USTA, the first two term Chairman and President (2015-2018) and the first former player to hold that honor. Read More >

Under her tutelage the USTA achieved several major milestones, including the opening of the USTA National Campus, the transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and led an outreach effort into underserved communities to share the sport of tennis.

The former WTA Tour player competed for 12 years and won 20 Doubles Titles in her career. Adams sits on several non-profit boards and committees, including being VP of the prestigious International Tennis Federation, Chairman of the Billie Jean King Cup Committee, Chairman of the Advantage All Committee (formerly known as, Gender Equality in Tennis Committee), Executive Board member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Executive Director/President of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program. She has also branched onto boards in the private sector, including Pivotal Acquisition Corp, GSE Worldwide and Athletes Unlimited as well as serving in several advisory roles.

Her maiden novel Own the Arena was published by Harper Collins Publishers, Amistad Books, February 23, 2021. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Tennis Champion Katrina Adams Talks About Her New Book | GMA

The Life of Tennis Champion Althea Gibson

How to Own 'Your' Arena, when you're the 'ONLY' one | Katrina Adams | TEDxBoston

From Tennis Court to the C-Suite | PBS Newshour

Paving the Way for Black Women on the Court | CBS Chicago

Speech Topics

Own the Arena: Getting Ahead, Making a Difference & Succeeding as the Only One