L. LAMONT BRYANT
FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Coach Bryant is originally from Rockford, Illinois. He attended the University of Sioux Falls 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. Recognized as “one of the most successful innovators of junior development tennis programs in the US,” L. LaMont Bryant is well respected for his dedication and commitment to junior tennis. Coach Bryant spearheaded the 10 and under tennis program for the Chicago Public Schools in 1997 and continues to develop partnerships to expand tennis in Chicago’s underserved communities.
Lori James is a Chicago native who grew up in the Englewood Community. She attended the University of Illinois-Chicago where she studied Quantitative Methods in Business and received her Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Lori has been committed to working with Love To Serve in an effort to ensure that both tennis and educational programs are available to Chicago youth and teens. She is highly respected in the community for her ability to organize, manage and implement youth-based programs.