The Black Tennis Associations of America

Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe still hold the titles for most notable Black tennis players. But an entire generation held court before them

The Eaton Tennis Court, in the back of the home of Hubert A. Eaton in Wilmington, North Carolina, where Grand Slam Champion Althea Gibson honed her skills. It is now operated by One Love, a foundation that teaches tennis to at-risk youth. (Source: One Love Tennis)

THE 1950 U.S. women’s tennis championships at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, was roughly 12 miles from Harlem, the place where future victor…