16. March, 2011|Slider|4 comments

Oscar Johnson (foreground) vs Hubie Vincent.  Notice the linesman with Suit and tie.

  1. Nardie|15:20, 25. April, 2011 Reply

    Oscar Johnson was reportedly the first “black” player to adopt the serve and volley big game ala J. Kramer. Before most players of color played baseline.

    Look at Hubert’s long pants! never saw him with these.

    BTW does anyone remember the address/whereabouts of the Cosmopolitan Club ? I seem to remember it was on Convent Ave in the 130s.

    • bobdavis|16:03, 25. April, 2011 Reply

      Yes, the Cosmopolitan was on 149th and Convent Avenue.

    • Buddy Vincent|19:18, 3. March, 2017 Reply

      Hi Nardie-

      Hubie Vincent was my dad. I never had a chance to see him play tennis.

      It seems you knew him. Do you have any other recollections of him you’d be willing to share with me?


  2. Ronita|3:31, 18. July, 2014 Reply

    One of Southern California’s finest.

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