Clayton County again will host the annual HBCU National Tennis Championships, to be held Thursday through Saturday at International Park.

One of the county’s most popular landmarks and the site of Olympic volleyball in 1996, International Park is also known for its state -of-the-art tennis facilities. It has 17 hard courts, a pro shop and professional staff.

The three-day competition will feature 70 matches per day and 140 top talents representing NCAA Division I and II and NAIA tennis programs from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

In addition to Atlanta schools Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University, five-time defending champ Florida A&M men’s team and Southern University’s Lady Jaguars will be seeking their fourth consecutive championships.

Participants will be competing for national championships, covenant trophies and $1,000 prizes for their schools. Prize packages will be awarded to both men’s and women’s teams.

“Once again, Clayton County is pleased to host the HBCU National Tennis Championships, and we hope to maintain the relationship for years to come,” said Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton. “The amenities offered at International Park provide an opportunity to attract this type of world-class event.” read more…