OUR HISTORY

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The biggest stars in tennis used to play at Orange Lawn, including, from left, Bill Tilden, George Lott, Bruce Barnes, A. H. Charin Jr., Martin Plaa and Robert Ramillon.

Althea Gibson 1957. An American tennis player and professional golfer, and one of the first Black athletes to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first African American to win a Grand Slam title.

Billie Jean King 1964. By 1968, King had claimed the world’s No. 1 ranking in women’s tennis.

Former doubles partners McEnroe and Fleming.

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