Serena Williams Participates in WTT QuickStart Clinic

It was a day that the group of children from Randall’s Island Sports Foundation programs will never forget. On July 10, about 50 children were treated to tennis instruction from 11-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, who had stopped by the courts of Sportime at Randall’s Island in New York City to participate in a QuickStart Tennis clinic.

Williams, who had just won the 2009 Wimbledon singles title, was on Randall’s Island to play a World TeamTennis match. But beforehand, she made time for some area children. A few QST courts were set up at the Sportime facility, and as the children hit balls back and forth, Williams came to join them.

QuickStart “definitely makes [tennis] more exciting,” Williams said. “It was really good to be out there with the kids.”

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