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Charging the net : a history of Blacks in tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams sisters

Author: Cecil Harris; Larryette Kyle-DeBose
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of African Americans in tennis.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
biographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harris, Cecil, 1960-
Charging the net.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, ©2007
(OCoLC)572914774
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cecil Harris; Larryette Kyle-DeBose
ISBN: 9781566637145 1566637147
OCLC Number: 80180967
Description: viii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / James Blake --
Introduction --
"There is no African-American culture in tennis" --
"I'm not going to be who you want me to be" --
"I'm not giving anything else away" --
"He was exactly who we needed at the time" --
"We were the only show in town" --
"You tell me what the similarity is" --
"It was as if God handed these two young girls to me" --
"Tennis is a family sport" --
"You niggers gotta get off the court" --
"Nobody called me names on the court, but nobody rooted for me either" --
"You could play the French Open and never really see Paris" --
"It's nice not to have to be a fly in milk" --
"We need you out here" --
Afterword --
Appendix A : ATA singles champions --
Appendix B : World-ranked black tennis players.
Responsibility: Cecil Harris and Larryette Kyle-DeBose ; with a foreword by James Blake and an afterword by Robert Ryland.
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Presents an account of blacks in professional tennis, drawing on personal interviews and research to chronicle the triumphs and humiliations of black players since the 1940s.  Read more...

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Before and after Althea Gibson leaped the color bar, blacks were playing tennis-enthusiastically but largely unrecognized. Harris and Kyle-DeBose have done the game a service, deeply exploring the Read more...

 
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