Tennis legend getting his due

Robert W. (Bobby) Johnson III is delighted by all the recent recognition of his grandfather’s contributions to the tennis world, but there is one distinction he would like to see buried: “the godfather of black tennis.” For Bobby, that tagline is misleading and too confining for the legendary R. Walter Johnson, famously known as “Whirlwind” by the public and affectionately … More Tennis legend getting his due

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A gold mine of Black tennis history

Jackie Robinson’s baseball legacy is well known. But how many of you know he was an exceptional tennis player? In 1936, 11 years before integrating major league baseball, Robinson won the Pacific Coast Negro Tennis Championship Tournament. That is among the many nuggets to be found at http://www.blacktennishistory.com, an online archive developed and maintained by Robert … More A gold mine of Black tennis history