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Brenda Cullin

AAFSC Leader And Champion Tennis Player

In May 2017, AAFSC co-chair, Brenda Cullin, and her tennis partner, Pamela Tullberg, took 2nd place at the Midwest Senior Championships in Lansing, Michigan.  The competition consisted of a round robin 8-game pro set doubles format.  Each Midwest state sent a female and male team of players ranging in ages 35-75 years.  The state with the most points won.  Wisconsin won by 9 points!

Brenda and Pamela have played together for more than 10 years.  Last year, they won the silver medal at the Wisconsin Senior Olympics in August 2016 which qualified them for this year’s National Senior Games in Birmingham.  At the June 2017 tournament, they won the women’s tennis 55-59 doubles team competition.

Brenda has been with UWM for 35+ years and has been an avid tennis player for at least 25 of those years.  She is a member of the River Glen Elite Sports Club where she continues to work on her game.  During the summer, Brenda takes her love and passion of tennis to the next level.  She plays in the local USTA state leagues and travels to play in tournaments. In May, she played in Lansing, Michigan’s Midwest Senior Championships.  In July, she will compete in Indianapolis, IN (MIDTAC).  In August, Brenda will travel to Baltimore, MD to participate in the 100th anniversary of the American Tennis Association (ATA), of which she is a member.  The ATA was formed in 1916 when blacks were not allowed to play in the US Open and is the largest black tennis tournament in the country. The first ATA National Championships was held in August 1917.  On its 100th anniversary, the ATA will recognize its first Hall of Fame inductee, Mr. Richard Williams, father and coach of Venus and Serena Williams.

Congratulations to AAFSC co-chair and champion, Brenda Cullin!!