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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 06:15 AM   #76
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

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Look at how Taylor Townsend got treated by the USTA TODAY by Patrick McEnroe and the USTA!

The USTA wants to claim they are progressive but the truth is, they really have a very myopic and negative attitude about blacks.

As other posters pointed out Taylor is only sixteen she won a junior grand slam and she is a black girl.

Coco a white female is out of shape and so is Melanie Oudin I do not see the USTA attacking them!
So true!
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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 06:17 AM   #77
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

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There are a couple of reasons why tennis is white dominated. One reason is obviously money it costs more to train and develop a tennis player than to play other sports like Basketball or soccer.

Another problem is the WHITE SUPREMACIST MENTALITY in professional tennis which a lot of people ignore. Richard Williams gets criticized a lot on this website but he makes a cogent argument.

Richard told the NY TIMES a few years ago the USTA is very anti black. Patrick McEnroe racism continues to be exposed look at the Taylor Townsend controversy. Patrick is a bigot and he needs to be disciplined ASAP!

Look at how Taylor Townsend got treated by the USTA TODAY by Patrick McEnroe and the USTA!

The USTA wants to claim they are progressive but the truth is, they really have a very myopic and negative attitude about blacks.

As other posters pointed out Taylor is only sixteen she won a junior grand slam and she is a black girl.

Coco a white female is out of shape and so is Melanie Oudin I do not see the USTA attacking them!
Institutional racism, another reason why.
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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 06:17 AM   #78
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

i don't know about those other names but oudin is definitely overrated......
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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 12:02 PM   #79
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

Interesting thread and awkward to discuss coz we don't know if we are being racist or 'realistic'.
The olympics just ended and we barely saw a black person in the pool. You hardly saw white people in the sprints'' finals. They were either Carribean or West Africa for the most part. When it comes to long distance, the East Africans featured. Obviously these are general comments but not completely off the mark. Is there a reason blacks are more dominant in basketball than whites?
We can all watch the different sports and pretend we don't see certain patterns emerging, but we are not fooling anyone.
Is tennis different, at this point we should be making the observation that Eastern Europeans are ruling the sport, so what's happening to the whites in Australia, America,Uk etc?
nature + nurture will combine to produce the results we see.
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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 12:08 PM   #80
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

Well, the original post is not exactly true. Swimming is a basically white sport, but lately asians are becoming great at it.

Tennis was a privileged class sport in the past, so it's not that rare that it was white dominated, and at the begining other races were banned from playing it. Thank's to people like Althea Gibson, the race bareer was broken.

Right now there's a lot more white players, but that's because white people are majority on the countries who use to play the sport.
References are necesary to atract new players, and the success of William's sister is obvious in atracting new black players, a good bunch of the most promising american players (Duval, Vickery, Townsend, Keys, Tornado) are black
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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #81
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

- Someone posting "Why is basketball a Black dominated sport?" would be accused of racism. That only seems to go one way though.

- All current major sports have been White dominated at one time. Whites invented the sports and were the first ones playing them. This is Western society - like it or not - it's been developed mostly by Whites. And it is still populated mostly by Whites.

As long as nowadays there is no push or significant bias to stop any ethnicity from participating, I'm all set.
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

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The olympics just ended and we barely saw a black person in the pool. You hardly saw white people in the sprints'' finals. They were either Carribean or West Africa for the most part. When it comes to long distance, the East Africans featured. Obviously these are general comments but not completely off the mark. Is there a reason blacks are more dominant in basketball than whites?
We can all watch the different sports and pretend we don't see certain patterns emerging, but we are not fooling anyone.
Is tennis different, at this point we should be making the observation that Eastern Europeans are ruling the sport, so what's happening to the whites in Australia, America,Uk etc?
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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #83
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

Because tennis is an expensive sport, and in General, Whites have money
It's the sad reality
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

That is a double ended question. First off, I am 72, getting ready to turn 73, I have been around a long time. I was here when Jackie Robinson first sat foot on the field in MLB. All sports are/were white-dominated. First off, minitorties weren't allowed, period. Things have changed, this is a GREAT COUNTRY. The Constitution has a way of righting itself. This country has progressed a lot.

But, to answer your question, all sports are white dominated. But, the barrier has been broken and you are seeing minorities competing and winning. It balls down to this, and I have learned this through the length of my years, we are all equal, and if given the chance, can do just as good as anybody else. The times of shutting out minorities is over with. You still get the hate coming at minorities. That was passed down from the hater's parents. People are not born with racism, it is learned.
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

Well done, guys.
You made my day.

Most of the posts in here are so much more funny
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It's all about the money, money, money. We don't have enough money, money, money. We just wanna make the world change.
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

The best black athletes pursue other sports.
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

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But also recently we have seen a real glut of players from the former Eastern bloc who see tennis as an opportunity to make a name for themselves and a lot of money, or I suppose the parents have these ideas a lot of the time.
I can only speak of Polish players, Robert Radwanski went the Richard Williams way and put all-in for his daughters (allthough he was a tennis player himself) while Lukasz Kubot's father has ties with the biggest copper and silver mining company in our country and one of the biggest in the world (KGHM). The money was there in first place alright.
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

How much does it cost for boys and girls to get a basketball or football and play football? That's right, nothing except buying the ball. How much does it cost to buy golf clubs, golf coaches and pay for golf membership? Or how much does it cost to buy tennis racquets, balls, tennis courts, coaches? There you have it, somethings just come cheaper which means it's more accessible.
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Re: Why has Tennis been a White dominated Sport?

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