Ashe Kids Day kicked off Open with SoCal faces in crowd


As the largest single-day, grassroots tennis and entertainment event in the world, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day powered by Net Generation kicked off the 50th US Open on August 25 with chart-topping music acts and Grand Slam champions. Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic were among those who came together to celebrate tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Ashe in his namesake stadium!

This year, Nancy Abrams, a TGA Premier Tennis program director with USTA Southern California, was invited to manage one of 16 courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for Arthur Ashe Kids Day. With over 30,000 attendees, Nancy saw non-stop action on court with kids of all ages.

“It was the most inspiring youth play event I have ever witnessed on a scale like non other!” Nancy reported. “Everyone, including the over 400 volunteers, were thrilled to be there and not only introduce the game of tennis to many, but honor Arthur Ashe and his legacy of bringing tennis and education to kids”.

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