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For Dr. Carol B. Alan, Tennis Roots Run Deep

Many know Dr. Carol B. Alan as an avid tennis player, USTA South Carolina board member and head of the Sumter Tennis Club. What you may not know is that she comes from a family of tennis pioneers.
Carolyn Archie, Dr. Alan’s mother, won the American Tennis Association, Inc. (ATA) National Tennis Tournament (12-15 year bracket) in 1957, traveled with ATA Junior Tennis team coached by Dr. Robert “Whirlwind” Johnson, and was named to No. 1 ATA National Tennis Tournament doubles team.
Many of her 8 siblings also won regional and national titles. The family grew up across from Kimberley Park Recreation Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. There they played together and later founded the Kimberley Park Tennis Club. In 2013, the city renamed the courts at the Center after the Archie family.
Read more about the Archie family legacy here.
Header image: Carolyn Archie and Arthur Ashe; former USTA President and CEO Katrina Adams, Carolyn Archie and Dr. Carol B. Alan; Carolyn Archie and the late William Roscoe Anderson, who was the director of the Kimberley Park Recreation Center.