Meet Hall of Fame Inductee LaMont Bryant
Recognized as “one of the most successful innovators of junior development tennis programs in the U. S.” L. LaMont Bryant is well respected for his dedication and commitment to junior tennis. He is presently the Founder and CEO of Love To Serve, Inc. Tennis and Education Foundation. Additionally, Coach Bryant spearheaded and implemented the 3rd through 8th grade interscholastic tennis program for the Chicago Public Schools. This program is still operating under the auspices of the Chicago Public Schools.
Love To Serve, Inc. Tennis and Education Foundation (LTS) is a comprehensive tennis program for juniors, available to youth of all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds in the greater Chicagoland area, particularly the inner city. LTS promotes self-confidence, self-esteem, physical fitness and a spirit of competition and winning through tennis. Coach Bryant’s vision was to establish a program that would keep impressionable children off the streets by involving them in wholesome activities through tennis training in a drug-free/gang-free environment. Through his innovative and progressive approach to involving youth in tennis, Coach Bryant has successfully exposed thousands of youth to many aspects of tennis. Since 2000, LTS has provided free tennis lessons; conducted developmental tennis programs to thousands of youth throughout the Chicagoland area.
L. LaMont Bryant was born in Muskegon, Michigan and raised in Rockford, Illinois. He attended Sioux Falls College in South Dakota and Governors State University in Illinois where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and a Master of Science Degree in Urban Education, respectively. From 1964 until 1994, Coach Bryant taught physical education in the Chicago Public Schools from the elementary school level to the high school level.
Coach Bryant’s other accomplishments include serving as site director for the USTA and the ATA local, sectional and national tournaments. He is USPTR certified and a member of the USTA.
Tennis Recruiting website for juniors is currently recognizing LaMont for Black History Month. Click link below to read article.