HBCU tennis tournament slated for Clayton; To include college fair

The Clayton County Tennis Center will host the 15th Annual HBCU National Championships from Wednesday through Saturday in Jonesboro.

This year’s competition will gather some of the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities representing NCAA Division I, II and NAIA tennis programs.

In addition to the tennis tournament, the Clayton County Board for Commissioners, along with Clayton County Parks and Recreation will host a free college fair to showcase the HBCUs on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Charley Griswell Senior Center.

HBCU scheduled to be represented include: Albany State, Allen University, Southern University and A&M, Stillman, Hampton, Norfolk State, Tuskegee, Alabama A&M, Fisk, Mississippi Valley State, Elizabeth City State, Xavier, Paine, South Carolina State and Rust College.

There will also be free movies throughout the week and a tennis clinic on Saturday for students.

Information: Rachel Daniels at 770-603-4014; or Rachel.daniels@co.clayton.ga.us.