No he was not the first black men to play tennis. Though he was the first black man to win the Us open tennis. But I will try to find the first black man to play tennis.
Englishman David Foster who introduced the first action game of table tennis in 1890.
England is the first country to play tennis
French monks started tennis, 11th & 12th century. France, 900 years ago.Read more: When_and_where_did_tennis_started
The first black person to win both the US national tennis championship and Wimbledon was Althea Gibson in 1957 and 1958.
Tennis was first played by Major Walter C. Wingfeild
We don't know who the first two people to play tennis were, but the first tennis player whose name we know is King Louis X of France.
The first African American to win the US National Tennis Championship was Althea Gibson in 1957. The first person to play was also Althea Gibson in the 1950's.
A tennis player.
the same person who invented tennis in the first place