USPTA Diversity Award

Angelica Flores LaGrange (Palmhurst, Texas) and Ryan Segelke (Denver) were named the recipients of the USPTA Diversity award for demonstrating an outstanding ability to unite diverse populations within their community through tennis. 

LaGrange introduced tennis to residents of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, in which the population is predominately Hispanic and also introduced tennis to the elementary schools of Pharr San Juan ISD and Sharyland ISD, coordinated play days in conjunction with USTA to introduce tennis to the youth, planned tennis events with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley tennis team to fundraise for the team and is currently working with private donors to build a tennis center for UTRGV and the community.