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A real life story that is driven by the love of a sport and the people that play it. What started out as way to earn money to buy a tennis racket, turned into the introduction to two lifelong career choices Tennis Professional and Chef for over 40 years. Tennis would take a young black kid with the challenges of growing up on the streets, and the many negative opportunities that come to you first.
Long before the positive opportunities, negative opportunities and the bad decisions that can follow you for a lifetime.Tennis helped him learn how to make the right choices. Cooking at Fanny's World Famous Restaurant brought positive opportunities and values that would change his life. In 1968 Tennis was not popular with his family, However the Black community in Evanston had small but dedicated group of players that all new each other. Often he found himself judged and criticized by some people who often saw it as "He is trying to white! He would also be judged by some of the white people playing tennis on the Evanston High School courts they would say "You don't look like a tennis player!" The food service industry would lead him to be introduced to a Tennis Hall of Fame Player and a two great Coaches at Northwestern University coach Clare Riessen and Coach Vandy Christie the man that gave him his first job in tennis.,"Frank Parker Hall of Fame Tennis Champion.
Told him "Son you can be good at the game of tennis" The playing tennis and later in life teaching tennis exposed him to many cultures and races of people that all had one thing in common the Love of the game of tennis. The lesson learned is all people are the same inside, we all want many of the same things in life. The differences we have are mostly on the outside and often in our minds.

Chef-Pro Charles Murray

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