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.
Althea Gibson (1927-) was not only the first black woman but the first ever black person to win at Wimbledon. She took the title in 1951 and the same year she was the first black woman to be invited to enter the American Lawn Tennis Association Championships. In 1950 she also became the first African American of either sex to compete in the US Open tennis competition.
I believe it was Arthur Ashe.
Anthea Gibson 1958
In professional tennis, the first black male to win a Grand Slam event in singles was Arthur Ashe in 1968 at the U.S. Open.
Arthur Ashe who was born on 10th July 1963 and died on 6th February 1993 of AIDS.
Get a shop - fill it with tennis stuff - open it
The Austrailian Open is first. 2nd French Open 3rd Wimbeldon 4th US Open
you get a world ranking in tennis by first being good at tennis and second of all winning competions like the astralia open etc