Bob Ryland

  • Born: June 16, 1920
  • Died: August 2, 2020
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Bob Ryland

First Black professional tennis player

Bob Ryland was a professional tennis player who was the first Black player to compete professionally. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sincere condolences to the Ryland Family. He was a gifted, talented teacher and professional tennis player who was the first black player to compete professionally. When someone you love becomes a memory, the momory becames a treasure. May you treasure his memories together and may they keep you smiling. May Almighty God in the Heavens comfort your hearts with peace and loving kindness as you cope with this precious loss in your lives. Thank you for Mr. Bob Ryland's contribution to professional tennis.

Posted by Tony - DC   September 22, 2020

MAY GOD BLESS YOU and KEEP YOU

Posted by - son   September 19, 2020

I did not know anything about this man (Mr.Bob Ryland ) until Today of Sept.10th 2020. It really showed what an impact This man had on The Pro. Tennis World without really not knowing him in The Everyday Sports World in General. We (ALL) are Still Learning about Black History. Rest In Peace (Mr. Ryland.

Posted by Anthony Hughes - Lexington, KY   September 10, 2020

Mr. Ryland paved the way for future black professional tennis players. Deep saddened for your loss. He is resting in Gods memory.

Posted by JE Sowell    August 16, 2020

Condolences to the family of this tennis legend.

Posted by Alice Harmon - China, TX   August 16, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the Ryland Family. Take comfort in the God of all comfort who is near to give you the strength that you need.

Posted by MS - FL   August 16, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Ryland Family, May the God of Comfort mend and bind up your grieving hearts with peace and loving kindness as you cope in His strength with the precious loss in your lives. Bob left a legacy behind that will never be forgotten.

Posted by BRY    August 15, 2020

Truly an inspiration, he will be missed by many but not forgotten by any. My deepest condolences to the Ryland family, may God be with all of you at this time of your sorrow.

Posted by A friend   August 15, 2020

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Posted by Alishia - SC   August 14, 2020

Deep heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr Bob Ryland. What a tremendous legacy he left. May continue find great pride and joy in his accomplishments and may the God of all comfort , strengthen and sustain you.

Posted by Mike C    August 14, 2020

My sincere condolence for the family and friends of Mr Bob Ryland,so sorry for your loss he will be dearly missed,may God comfort your hearts and minds and strengthen you during this most difficult time

Posted by Cas    August 14, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the Ryland family, so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Roland was a remarkable man, his contribution to the world of tennis will forever be remembered. May God be with you all.

Posted by A friend   August 14, 2020

Our hearts are saddened for the loss of your dearly beloved Mr. Ryland. May the God of tender mercies grant you all love, peace and comfort during this most difficult time. We know that you must be so very proud of his accomplishments and legacy, touching the lives of many!!!



MM, Jackson, MS

Posted by A friend   August 13, 2020

To the family I offer my sincere condolences. May our Heavenly Father keep Mr Ryland in his merciful memory. Rest in peace Mr. Ryland!

Posted by lindsey    August 13, 2020

Heartfelt condolences to the family for a life well lived, etched in the memory of all who knew him. May the God of ALL comfort, comfort you with his tender mercy during this time.

Posted by REGINA - JACKSON, MS   August 13, 2020

My condolences.

Posted by A friend   August 13, 2020

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Rest Bob, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Army, WWII.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   August 13, 2020


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Bob Ryland