Meet + Mentor Memphis

“Own the Arena” Book Signing w/Katrina M. Adams

Advanced registration is REQUIRED. Space is limited.

Tennis champion Katrina M. Adams is encouraging girls in Memphis to reach their full potential through sports. Recently featured on Good Morning America, Adams, the first black woman and youngest person ever to hold the position of President and CEO of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), is partnering with USTA Southern Tennessee & Play Like a Girl to launch the “Meet + Mentor” program in Memphis.

Play Like a Girl’s Meet + Mentor program leverages the collective power of women athletes and leaders to inspire girls to use the skills they gain from sports to compete and lead in other areas off the playing field. The program takes many lessons from Adams’ best-selling book “Own the Arena: Getting Ahead, Making a Difference, and Succeeding as the Only One” which provides “a behind-the-scenes look at the leadership skills involved in hosting the U.S. Open, the largest and most lucrative sports event in the world—lessons that can be applied across business and to any life challenge” (

To kick off the Meet + Mentor program for girls in Memphis, which will launch this fall, USTA and Adams will host a book signing and networking event for girls ages 10-17 and their mothers .

Event Details

  • Sunday, May 16th at 4:00 PM
  • String ‘n Swing, 6100 Primacy Parkway Ste 115, Memphis TN
  • FREE to attend. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited.
  • Admission includes: FREE signed copy of “Own the Arena”, swag bag, and tennis equipment for girls ages 10-17 who register in advance, while supplies last. Parent or guardian must be present.
  • Light refreshments provided — first come, first served.

Important Information

  • Have your ticket QR code ready for scanning upon arrival.
  • Masks are required. Guests are expected to follow all recommended social distancing and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

Thank You to Our Partners

  • USTA Southern Tennessee
  • Memphis Tennessee Association
  • String ‘n Swing Tennis and Pickleball

For Additional Information

For more information, please call Kim Wilson at USTA Southern Tennessee at (615) 953-1694.

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Play Like a Girl Honors

On November 26, 2018, Play Like a Girl will host our 8th Annual Play Like a Girl Honors in Franklin, TN.

We are thrilled that this year’s gala will feature U.S. Open finalist MADISON KEYS as our keynote speaker and recipient of the Founder's Award.

Honorary chair Trisha Yearwood and event chairs Kelly Ford and Danielle Breezy invite you to join us as we celebrate achievements in women's sports and raise funds to keep girls in the game. Our 2018 Honorees include: Coach Bart Brooks & Belmont University Women's Basketball; Kenyatta Bynoe, Spalding Vice President of Global Marketing & Partnerships; Kenisha Rhone, Director of Digital Media and Social Strategy; and, Wells Fargo Bank. We also expect appearances by some of our favorite athletes and entertainers.

Please join us by sponsoring or purchasing a table at our 8th Annual Play Like a Girl Honors. Special ticketing available for students and young professionals for a limited time. Sponsorship and underwriting starts at $2,500. All monies raised in support of the event will directly benefit Play Like a Girl and connect girls in need to sport and physical activity.

When: Monday, November 26, 2018
Time:  5 PM VIP Cocktail Reception | 6 PM Gala Arrivals & Silent Auction | 7 PM Dinner and Program
Attire: Black Tie Optional

For additional information, please contact us at [email protected].