Jimmie McDaniel…Before Althea and Arthur

August 28, 1950 was a historic date in tennis. Althea Gibson defeated Barbara Knapp 6-2, 6-2 becoming the first African American to participate in the US National Championships.

In her next encounter, she came up short against Louise Brough, who was … continue reading

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Citizen Ashe – exploring the life and legacy of Arthur Ashe

“Champions are people who want to leave their sport better than they found it” – Arthur Ashe

This month the US Open will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Arthur Ashe Stadium, the world’s largest tennis venue.

So it’s a … continue reading