Arthur Ashe Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Arthur Ashe Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other


This Biography is about one of the best Tennis Player Arthur Ashe including his Height, weight, Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of Arthur Ashe
Real Name Arthur Ashe
Profession Tennis Players
Nick Name Arthur Robert Ashe
Nationality American
Personal life of Arthur Ashe
Born on 10 July 1943
Birthday 10th July
Died At Age 49
Sun Sign Cancer
Born in Richmond
Died on 06 February 1993
Place of death New York City
Cause of Death AIDS
Grouping of People African American Athletes, African American Men
Family Background of Arthur Ashe
Father Arthur Ashe Sr.
Mother Mattie Cordell Cunningham Ashe
Siblings Johnnie
Spouse/Partner Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
Children Camera
Education University of California, Los Angeles, Sumner High School, Maggie L. WalkerGovernor’s School for Government and International Studies,
Awards 1993 – Presidential Medal of Freedom ESPY Award
Personal Fact of Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe, Jr. was one of the most prominent tennis players of his time, ranked among the best players to have ever graced the game. An African American, he was the first black to be ranked No.1 in the world. He started playing tennis from the age of six and received coaching from the legendary Robert Walter Johnson who founded the American Tennis Association Junior Development Program for African American youths.

After graduating from high school, he earned a tennis scholarship to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was the first African American to be selected to play for United States Davis Cup Team. He also became the first black to win the United States Amateur Championship. He went on to win many more titles over the next few years and created several new world records.

Unfortunately, health issues forced him to take an early retirement but still he was not disheartened. He used his celebrity status to campaign for various social causes, notably the fight against apartheid. He contracted HIV from a blood transfusion and started educating people about HIV and AIDS in spite of his own struggles with the condition. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS shortly before his death.