Off The Court

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    Written by Ashe (with Neil Amdur) and published in 1981, Off the Court examines Ashe’s life and career — with a focus on his years-long battle with the apartheid-era South African government and his efforts to support the segregated country’s Black athletes.

  • By Arthur Ashe with Neil Amdur. Published September 1981 by New American Library. Hardcover. 230 pages.

A Legacy That Transcends Tennis

A Legacy That Transcends Tennis

Arthur Ashe stood at the nexus of sport, culture and politics, and exemplified the power of grace through his sportsmanlike approach to all on- and off-court matters. His tennis-related achievements were only a small part of his life’s story, paling in comparison to what he considered his most important endeavors: affecting social change and extending opportunity and dignity to all people.

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