by Mark Mathabane
Stan Smith Timeline and Summary
- Mark meets Stan Smith as he's practicing tennis with his partner, Bob Lutz. The two hit some balls around and become friends.
- Stan Smith arranges to pay for Mark's entrance fees to the Sugar Circuit. This allows Mark to travels to Port Elizabeth and Cape Town to play tennis.
- Stan Smith talks to his coach at the University of Southern California, who contacts coaches and colleges on Mark's behalf, eventually resulting in a scholarship.