Check out the article written by Brian Wacker from the New York Post that was published on January 14!
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — On a shelf in Ray Benton’s office at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in suburban Washington D.C. are four Frances Tiafoe bobbleheads, each with a different color t-shirt and the words “Trust Your Training” inscribed on them. Benton, a longtime tennis exec and the JTCC’s CEO, makes sure kids get one each time they advance a level in the center’s junior program.
The 24-year-old Tiafoe’s impact can be seen and felt all over the sprawling complex. His father, Constant, who escaped war-torn Sierra Leone in the early 1990s, was on the construction crew that built it. It’s also where Frances and his twin brother Franklin slept on a massage table as young boys in what was then was a glorified janitor’s closet that doubled as a home for the hardworking father and his boys while their mother, Alphina Kamara, who’d emigrated from Sierra Leone a few years after Constant, worked nights as a nurse.
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