Today I wanted to share some great tennis outfits that you can make for your doll and share abit of Tennis history with all of you....
In 1957 Althea became the first African American woman to win Wimbledon. She won again in 1958.
In 1971, Althea Gibson was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
In 1975, she was appointed the New Jersey state commissioner of athletics. In addition to her Successful Tennis career she was also e the first African American woman to join the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour, in 1964 Her best finish on the tour was a tie for second after a three-way playoff at the 1970 Len Immke Buick Open. Gibson retired from professional golf at the end of the 1978 season.
For those of you who knit I love this pattern offered on the Liberty Jane Website offered at $3.99
Tennis set offered at $18.50. Click here for shop listing.
American Girl Also offers this stunning Grey and Yellow tennis outfit for your dolls for $34. Click here for American Girl's Listing.
Springfield Doll Collection offers you can pick it up on line or in craft stores under $5 a great doll play gem! Click here for on line store listing
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