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Black History Month: Black Tennis - Compiled By Arthur A. Carrington

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Black Tennis Pro's Black History Month Black Tennis Archive Compiled by Arthur A.CarringtonBook Cover

Before ever having a substantive conversation with Arthur Carrington, he sent to me what is now my tennis bible; his first compilation, Black Tennis An Archival Collection: 1890-1962. I am so in love with this book and what it represents, thank you so much Arthur.

This compilation is a work that sheds a very necessary light on African American tennis pioneers, tennis clubs and the American Tennis Association National Championships. It has to be virtually impossible to get this wealth of documentation all in one place anywhere else.

I'm going to share a few excerpts from the book here, but you'll have to get your own copy if you want to experience the full effect. Residing inside of this book are priceless historical jewels documenting the rich heritage of Blacks in tennis. (Click on photos for expanded view.)

Black Tennis Pro's Black History Month Black Tennis Archive Compiled by Arthur A.CarringtonArthur A. Carrington

Black Tennis Pro's Black History Month Black Tennis Archive Compiled by Arthur A.Carrington
Black Tennis Pro's Black History Month Black Tennis Archive Compiled by Arthur A.CarringtonNeighborhood clubs network listings circa 1928

Black Tennis Pro's Black History Month Black Tennis Archive Compiled by Arthur A.CarringtonArt Carrington being interviewed after winning the televised ATA National Championship, 1973 with Coach, Sydney Llewellyn.

Black Tennis Pro's Black History Month Black Tennis Archive Compiled by Arthur A.CarringtonBlack Tennis Pro's Black History Month Black Tennis Archive Compiled by Arthur A.Carrington

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