Kamau Murray

Founder, and CEO

First started playing tennis: 7 years old

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Education: Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Florida A&M University (BA & MBA)

Years at XS: 14

Things to know: I started playing tennis in the parks in Chicago. I received a tennis scholarship to Florida A&M University where I also served as a Graduate Assistant Coach. I worked in corporate America for 10 years while leading XS. I have taught students of all ages. I am only the 3rd African American to coach a pro to a Grand Slam Title. I am a WTA Gold Coach and Runner up for 2018 WTA Coach of the year.

Come see me about: The impetus behind XS, our mission, our vision, short and long term goals, the thinking behind what we do, and how we do it. How global trends in tennis affect us locally.

Email: kmurray@xstennis.org


Renell Perry

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Education: Austin High School, Western Illinois University

Years at XS: 6 years

Things to know: Working with youth is my passion.

Come see me about: memberships, court bookings, tennis programming, educational programming, scholarships XS offers, events, our mission

Email: renell@xstennis.org

Neewah Bullock

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Education: Kenwood Academy, Illinois State University

Years at XS: 12

Things to know: I have a daughter, I love football and basketball (and I’m learning to love tennis)

Come see me about: scheduling, invoices, memberships, and class sign-ups

Email: neewah@xstennis.org