American Masters

Althea Gibson at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills

Clip: Season 29 Episode 6 | 1m 49s

Althea Gibson is seen in home movies at the esteemed West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, a mecca of tennis and national championships. The footage was taken by Bob Davis, her practice partner, who recalls how the setting was both alien and marvelous to them. Nick Bollettieri, Hall of Fame Tennis Coach, also comments on the elite nature of the club.

Aired: 09/04/15

Rating: NR

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