Megan Duchess Of Sussex Wins In Timeless Harlem Style At Wimbledon 2018

The Megan Duchess of Sussex wearing timeless Althea Gibson Harlem tennis style and the Duchess of Cambridge attended Wimbledon together for the first time on Saturday afternoon to watch the women’s singles final. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Althea Gibson First Black Women to Win a Championship At Wimbledon

640px-Althea_Gibson_NYWTSAlthea Gibson, August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003, was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line of international tennis. Continue Reading →

Legendary Martina Navratilova Honored By Harlem Junior Tennis & Education Program

WTA Tennis reports that WTA legend Martina Navratilova was presented with the Shining Star Award by the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program at a charity gala in New York City on Monday. Continue Reading →

Pharrell And Garbiñe Are Bringing Love To The US Open And Harlem

Vogue reports that you can’t underestimate the power of positivity—especially in today’s world. This Monday, when the [easyazon_link identifier=”B01M2UZTMI” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]US Open[/easyazon_link] kicks off, many of the tournament’s favorites, including Garbiñe Muguruza and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, will take to the courts in colorful uniforms designed by Pharrell Williams for Adidas. Continue Reading →

John McEnroe Hosts Harlem Youth Tennis Scholarship Tryouts In Harlem

This past Tuesday, tennis superstars John McEnroe and Patrick McEnroe hosted 50 New York City kids at Harlem’s Frederick Johnson Playground for academy scholarship tryouts. Continue Reading →

From Marcus Samuelsson To Umami-Rich Sauce, Harlem Swings At The US Open

The lineup of top chefs feeding the crowds at this year’s US Open, which begins on Monday, rivals the tennis stars — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Karolina Pliskova and Venus Williams, among them — competing for top prizes. Continue Reading →

SPORTIME And The Johnny Mac Tennis Project Invite Harlem Kids To Tryouts (Video)

SPORTIME Randall’s Island and the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) are excited to host tryouts for children ages 6 to 12 who are interested in attending the John McEnroe Tennis Academy‘s instructional program at the SPORTIME/JMTA Randall’s Island tennis center complex. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Venus Williams And Others Join Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day 2017

Today Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day are announcing that two-time US Open champion, Venus Williams, and rising YouTube musical sensations, Why Don’t We, will be joining the lineup for the 22nd Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. Continue Reading →

Attend The 2017 Arthur Ashe Kids Day Kick Off (Update)

Today, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced a star-studded lineup for the 2017 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day powered by Net Generation. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Ways Of Grace,” Harlem’s James Blake New Book

Inspired by Arthur Ashe’s bestselling memoir Days of Grace, a collection of positive, uplifting stories of seemingly small acts of grace from across the sports world that have helped to bridge cultural and racial divides. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Serena Williams’s Love Match

Vanity Fair writes that last January, on the eve of the Australian Open, Compton girl Serena Williams handed her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, a paper bag containing six positive pregnancy tests. Buzz Bissinger reveals their full love story, with photographs by Annie Leibovitz. Continue Reading →

Join The Free Lacoste Pro Tennis Clinic In Central Park

Althea Gibson at the West Side Tennis Club Forest Hills NY ca 1950 Credit CorbisIn a Harlem community that produced Althea-Gibson, you know we love tennis. That’s why its great that you and the family can cap off the summer and celebrate the 2016 US Open with CityParks Tennis and Lacoste!  Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave John Starks, And Others At The Original Tee Golf Classic 2016

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In honor of the 17th Annual Original Tee Golf Classic, the premiere African American amateur golf event celebrating diverse industry leaders and legends, Mt. Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas presented founder and PGA Director Wendell Haskins with a special proclamation. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Join The Stars At The 21st Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

Arthur_AsheToday, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced a star-studded lineup for the 2016 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess. Continue Reading →

EPIX Original Documentary Airs “Serena” An Intimate Portrait

SERENA1Premium TV network EPIX® announced today that the EPIX Original Documentary Serena, an intimate portrait of 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist and International sports icon and Harlem fave Serena Williams, will make its World Television Premiere on EPIX on June 22, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT, 7C. Continue Reading →

Join Reel Sisters Women’s History Month Screening Of ALTHEA

Althea Gibson at the West Side Tennis Club Forest Hills NY ca 1950 Credit CorbisReel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present a screening of ALTHEA, a documentary on Harlem’s Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The 20th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day 2015

Arthur_AsheIt’s back! That’s right the 20th annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess. The stadium show will include live performances from Rolling Stone “Artist You Need to Know” Bea Miller, “hip-pop” duo Kalin and Myles, Flo Rida protégé Natalie La Rose, MTV’s “Artist to Watch” Jacob Whitesides and chart-topping pop-rock act American Authors. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program Gala

image009Time to serve up some food, fun and fundraising! The Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program (HJTEP) is all set to celebrate its 43rd year of extraordinary service and dedication to its program participants on Monday, May 4, 2015. Continue Reading →