By Richard Williams
The attention-grabbing, revealing, and in-depth memoir of Richard Williams, a self-made businessman, tennis trainer, and father to 2 of the best athletes of all time—Venus and Serena Williams.
He’d set his brain to elevate of the best ladies champions in expert tennis good sooner than they can even carry a racket. the daddy of Venus and Serena Williams had a grand plan for his daughters. The resource of his imaginative and prescient, the tactic at the back of his execution, and the foundation of his indomitable spirit he held deepest. formerly. What he unearths approximately his success—his tale of fight, selection, labor, and family—is informed within the pages of this inspiring memoir, Black and White: the way in which I See It.
Richard Williams, for the 1st time ever, stocks tales concerning the poverty and violence of his adolescence in Shreveport, Louisiana, within the 1940s—a lifestyles which can have ended at the day he used to be born as a result of indifference, racism, and cruelty have been it now not for the energy of his mom and the kindness of a stranger. Williams’s mom was once his hero, simply as he grew to become a hero to Venus and Serena, who convey within the e-book the teachings he taught them and what sort of they love their much-criticized or even maligned father. His critics claimed that he used to be “in the best way” of his daughters’ athletic luck, that he was once “destroying his daughters’ advertising and marketing and advertisements abilities,” or even accused him of “abuse.”
Richard Williams describes a family members lifestyles held jointly through the foundations that subject so much: braveness, self belief, dedication, religion, and notably, love.
“When you’re more youthful, as a feminine, you flock in your father. if you become old, you’re toward your mom. I nonetheless consider particularly, fairly with reference to my father. . . . we've a very good courting. there's an appreciation. there's a closeness due to what we’ve been via jointly, and a respect,” says Serena.
“Training all started early for my young children, however it wasn’t basically at the tennis courts. I used to take Venus and Serena to paintings with me in order that they might research the significance of making plans, accountability, and a powerful paintings ethic, even at their early age,” Richard Williams writes. The self-made guy observed the price of schooling and had the self-discipline to perform what he realized. He went as far as to write down a plan for his family’s destiny ahead of his tennis champion daughters have been ever born.
Richard Williams has walked an extended, difficult, fascinating, and eventually worthwhile street for seventy years, struggling with each hand raised opposed to him whereas elevating a loving relatives and of the best tennis gamers who ever lived.