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Charging the Net A History of Blacks in Tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams Sisters

ISBN-10: 1566637147
ISBN-13: 9781566637145
Edition: 2007
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Description: With every powerful serve and deft ground stroke, with every graceful volley and determined charge to the net, black tennis players, from Hall of Famers Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe, Evonne Goolagong, and Yannick Noah to future legends James Blake and  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Publication date: 6/7/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

With every powerful serve and deft ground stroke, with every graceful volley and determined charge to the net, black tennis players, from Hall of Famers Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe, Evonne Goolagong, and Yannick Noah to future legends James Blake and the s

Cecil Harris has covered sports for numerous publications, including Newsday, the New York Post, Sporting News, and USA Today.

Foreword
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
ATA Singles Champions
World-Ranked Black Tennis Players
Bibliography
Index

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