The world's best black tennis player, Arthur Ashe of the United States, spent Wednesday (27 November) playing an exhibition match in Johannesburg with South African Dais Club player Ray Moore.
GV Ashe and Moore onto court and applauded and scoreboard (2 shots)
GV Moore serving and wins point as crowd looks on (2 shots)
MV Ashe in action
MV Crowd, and Moore in action (2 shots)
GV Ashe serves and Moore wins point
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Background: The world's best black tennis player, Arthur Ashe of the United States, spent Wednesday (27 November) playing an exhibition match in Johannesburg with South African Dais Club player Ray Moore. They were playing in aid of the "African Tennis Fund", a new foundation set up to promote tennis among black and coloured players in South Africa.
Two days earlier Ashe had been runner-up in the singles title in the South African Open Tennis Championships in Johannesburg. The title went to fellow American Jim Connors.
Only a few years ago Ashe was twice refused entry into South Africa because of his outspoken views on apartheid and his support for groups protesting against racial inequality in South African sports. Before going to South Africa Ashe made it clear that he would only play before fully integrated spectators with no special stands being reserved for whites only.