The #1 with the Racket Workout

February 7th

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe

Professional Tennis Player


Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. was an American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles titles. He was the first Black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only Black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open. He was ranked world No. 1 by Rex Bellamy, Bud Collins, Judith Elian, Lance Tingay, World Tennis and Tennis Magazine (U.S.) in 1975. In 1975 Ashe was awarded the 'Martini and Rossi' Award, voted for by a panel of journalists, and the ATP Player of the Year award. In the ATP computer rankings, he peaked at No. 2 in May 1976. He retired in 1980. 

Ashe is believed to have contracted H.I.V. from a blood transfusion he received during heart bypass surgery in 1983. He publicly announced his illness in April 1992 and began working to educate others about H.I.V. and AIDS. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health before his death from AIDS-related pneumonia at age 49 on February 6, 1993. On June 20, 1993, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by United States President Bill Clinton.

 #1 with the Racket Workout

Based on his 1975 ATP Player of the year Award

 19 Lateral Shuffles

7 Squats

5 Push Ups

19 Jumping Jacks

7 Lunges

5 Sit Ups

(5 Rounds)