Join The Free Lacoste Pro Tennis Clinic In Central Park

Althea Gibson at the West Side Tennis Club Forest Hills NY ca 1950 Credit CorbisIn a Harlem community that produced Althea-Gibson, you know we love tennis. That’s why its great that you and the family can cap off the summer and celebrate the 2016 US Open with CityParks Tennis and Lacoste!  Continue Reading →

Join Reel Sisters Women’s History Month Screening Of ALTHEA

Althea Gibson at the West Side Tennis Club Forest Hills NY ca 1950 Credit CorbisReel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present a screening of ALTHEA, a documentary on Harlem’s Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Continue Reading →

Wharton Sports Business Presents Harlem’s “Althea” (video)

althea-gibson-1957Sounds like a great documentary about the trailblazing athlete 1st black tennis sensation and Harlemite Althea Gibson. Continue Reading →

Mayor Dinkins Remembers Harlem’s Cosmopolitan Tennis Club (video)

david dickinsHarlem fave and NYC Mayor David Dinkins recalls Harlem’s Cosmopolitan Tennis Club the nurturing grounds for Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe, the Katrina Adams CEO and President of the United State Tennis Association (USTA) and more. Continue Reading →

Harlem Tennis & Birthday Salute To Mayor Dinkins

564938d6-f8bd-4f8b-8405-d4620145d333Mayor Dinkins is excited about sharing the program kick-off birthday celebration with friends and families on July 11th. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Althea Gibson First Black Women to Win a Championship At Wimbledon

640px-Althea_Gibson_NYWTSAlthea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line of international tennis. Continue Reading →