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June 10th 2013:World Class Tennis: A Black Coach’s Point of View

Sports have often been referenced as a great racial and national unifier. The road to the top includes the right coaches at the right time in a career. You may never hear or know the names of some of these coaches who are African-American. Who are they? What story do they have to tell about the real world of coaching? How does race factor into the journey for coaches? Does winning or the color of green money trump any racial matters? The journey to becoming a world class tennis star requires brilliance from excellent coaches. It takes so many ingredients and sometimes a stroke of luck

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Morris King Jr.

Morris King Jr. is a rare Black world class professional tennis coach and former advisory coach of Venus and Serena Williams through their father, Richard Williams, during their early pro careers (historic news articles ( www.bit.ly/wms-art1) and ( www.bit.ly/wms-art2 )), having assisted Mr. Williams with Venus' rise to the WTA Tour's Top 10 and with Serena's unprecedented record 7 month rise in the WTA's rankings from the 500s to 30. The rest is history. Additionally, Coach King coached Bosnian refugee Amer Delic into the stellar junior player that played in the prestigious Orange Bowl International Jr. Championships' 16s draw when he was only 14; a draw that had now-former ATP Tour pro sta
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