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Just off Taytum Jones being awarded the High Performance Junior Player of the Year Award by USTA Tennis Oklahoma, he will now be featured in USTA Oklahoma BASELINER magazine for Black History Month. 

In his interview Taytum expressed the following:

2023 was an incredible year for me. I set a goal to be ranked in the top 100 in the nation in Boy’s 14’s and I went from 550 to 99 competing in my first two national events. My next goal is to play D1 tennis and one day win the US Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Ashe has always been a hero and inspiration for me. To be given the distinction and celebrated in BASELINER for Black History month makes my achievements even more meaningful and special. I am proud of where I come from, my culture, my people and to be a young black male. Black history IS American History. Black History is yesterday, today, and most assuredly tomorrow. I am honored to be a part of that rich history. My favorite tennis player is Arthur Ashe who said “We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.”

Taytum, we are honored to have you as part of the Bill Rompf Junior Tennis Foundation’s work and so proud of who you are and all you’ve achieved. 

As Bill would say, “You’ve just started. Do not think to be satisfied. Too many goals are out there for you yet to be achieved. Keep up the good work.”

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