Sloane Stephens serves up tennis to Compton kids
U.S. Open Champion Sloane Stephens (L) teaches tennis to 400 elementary students at a workshop in Compton, California, April 12, 2018. Stephens unveiled refurbished tennis courts at a school in impoverished Compton, California, the latest in an...more
Cameron Campbell, 11, tries to catch a ball at a tennis workshop. Four hundred elementary and middle school students joined the world number nine for a tennis lesson on a sun-soaked day on the crisp blue courts, which were paid for by Stephens'...more
Alexa Meza, 6, returns a shot at a tennis workshop. Standing amid the children in a city where more than a quarter of residents live in poverty, Stephens told Reuters that to expose inner city kids to the game requires engaging directly with the...more
Sloane Stephens (L) teaches tennis to 400 elementary students. "We have to go into communities that are underprivileged and under-served and introduce tennis to them," Stephens said. "It's very hands on and it's not easy. But to get into a school...more
Angel Turner, 10, returns a shot at a tennis workshop. Compton is already etched into tennis history as the place where Serena and Venus Williams learned the game from their father Richard in the mid-1990s in lessons that were sometimes interrupted...more
A boy hits a ball at a tennis workshop. With courts in the works at Compton's Manuel Dominguez High School and Compton High School, Stephens said the tennis transformation taking place could be an example for other communities where basketball and...more
Sloane Stephens teaches tennis to 400 elementary students. Stephens, whose father played pro football and mother was an all-American swimmer, said the sport has been good to her and said she wants members of the next generation to have that...more
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