Black history book report
Arthur Ashe was a great tennis player for his time and will always be known for being the only Back American to earn the number one ranking on the men's tour. “When Arthur was very young he lost his mother in her third pregnancy and she died of toxemia.” Toxemia is a blood problem when bacteria or something toxic gets into your blood stream. Arthur's brother and father were very said of the loss and their life would never be the same from then on. Arthur Ashe had a very normal and comfortably family for their time. Until he lost his mother then his life changed. It got better and worse. Arthur always had a talent for tennis. Arthur picked up his first tennis racket when he was six. But Arthur was the only one in his family that played tennis. Arthur was born into a harsh time in history the times of racial difference problems but he ignored them he wanted to be normal child.
Arthur was born on July 10th at St. Phillips hospital, a hospital for African Americans. When Arthur was young he experienced lots of sickness like measles, mumps, whooping cough, chicken pox and diphtheria. Most people thought this would weaken him but it didn't, which he would soon prove them wrong. What made Arthur turn towards tennis was when Richmond offered Arthur's dad a job as a special police officer and guard of Brook's Field. Brooks's field also had tennis courts where he could practice with only him. Brooks's field also had tennis coaches where he could learn more about the sport and how to play. Also when Arthur learned how to play and about the history, he entered many tennis matches when he was young. Almost every tennis match and tournament Arthur entered he won. He also practiced daily at Brook's field. Arthur was very dedicated to the sport tennis and it showed in his matches and tournaments.
Arthur was a great student and he was also very patriotic. Arthur had a very good education from high school all the way to the army. Arthur went to the local public high school but, exceeded higher expectations than most students he had A's every semester. And for college he went to UCLA a B+ college which is very hard to get into. After 2 years of playing at UCLA he moved from being ranked at #28 to #6 as a freshman. By 1964 Arthur was ranked #1 in the whole school at UCLA. Arthur was not used to being ranked #1 he was usually ranked #3. Many people thought that Arthur was not competitive enough to be a champion, but he would prove them wrong almost every time. Arthur had very good coaches he could rely on and could help him because they have gone through what Arthur had gone through. Arthur had very good education and coaches.
It took Arthur a while to become pro but he did. Arthur Ashe became a professional tennis player in 1969 and that was his career. In 1970, Ashe won his first Grand Slam at the Australian Open. A grand slam is the major's part of the tournament. Ashe played for many more years but in 1979 he slowed down. And in 1980 Arthur Ashe retired. Arthur Ashe is the only African American to ever win the title Grand Slam, and he still is. Arthur Ashe died in 1993 at the age of 49. Ashe died of aids which were caused by a blood transfusion. Arthur Ashe was a living legend of tennis and life. Arthur Ashe was a great example for all people always happy no matter what.
Arthur Ashe was a great man no matter what way you look at him a great example for everyone. When Arthur was very young he lost his mother in her third pregnancy and she died of toxemia.” This could have put Arthur down but it didn't he knew that's what God wanted for him. His mother died on her third pregnancy with a blood problem. When Arthur was young he experienced lots of sickness like measles, mumps, whooping cough, chicken pox and diphtheria. This also could have made him very weak and sadden, but that did not weaken him even one bit. What made him such a good tennis player was that he practiced daily which made him prepared for long matches. Arthur went to the local public high school but, exceeded higher expectations than most students he had A's every semester. This also helped his sports by getting him into a very good college which gave him the strength and power to be the best tennis player and student he could be. His work came before his play or otherwise known as his schoolwork before playing or practicing tennis. Arthur Ashe was an extraordinary man and will never be forgotten for what he did and how he was such a good role model for everyone and every age.
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