Tennis anyone?

The tennis courts at the "Negro" section of the park during segregation is where avid tennis players honed their skills. From local legends to future superstars like Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, these courts produced a wealth of memories and inspired competition.

In 1917 the American Tennis Association (ATA), a still thriving Black sports organization, held its first National Championships in Druid Hill Park. Long before Venus and Serena Williams would ever grace a court, there were Black tennis clubs and humble facilities developing talented players.

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