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Tennis Player Bob Ryland Death – Dead | Passed Away – Obituary

Bob Ryland Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Bob Ryland.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

Bob Ryland was barred from playing in whites-only professional tennis leagues until age 40, when he became the first Black man to do so in 1959. He went on to coach some of the world’s top players.

Rest In Peace to a true trailblazer.


Bob Ryland has passed away at the age of 100

He was the 1st African American man to play professional #tennis, helping pave the way for other legends of the game. His strength, resilience & passion for tennis was outdone only by the love he showed for others. via @USPTA_Tennis

Rest in peace to one of tennis’s greats. A true trailblazer. We send our condolences to the Ryland family.

Bob Ryland is celebrated as the first African American man to play tennis professionally and for breaking the color barrier at the NCAA Championships as both a player and a coach. He reached incredible heights over the course of his 100 years!

Bob Ryland, 1st Black tennis player to go pro, dies at 100

Mr. Ryland later resumed his collegiate tennis career @TSUedu a historically Black school in Nashville where he was a player-coach & received a B.S. degree in physical education.

RIP to the first #Black #tennis player to go #pro, #BobRyland, also a longtime coach, who passed at age 100

I just learned that Bob Ryland, the first Black male to play pro tennis in the U.S., passed away earlier this month.

I’m really grateful to have spent some hours with him last summer for this story.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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