Lesson From A Sports Legend

Tennis star Arthur Ash was the first black player to be selected for the US Davis Cup team and the only black man to win singles titles at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open.

He was a global sports legend by the time he retired in 1980 but it was away from the courts that he really made his mark.  

After contracting HIV from a blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery, he began educating others about AIDS, founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.

He died from AIDS-related pneumonia on February 6, 1993 and four months later was posthumously awarded his country’s highest honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Bill Clinton.

An inspiration to millions, he had lots to say about life, success and achievement.

His formula for achieving success in life...start where you are…use what you have…do what you can.

Game, set and match!