Tennis legends past and present will appear at a Los Angeles tennis clinic and benefit to raise funds for local multi-sport tennis and learning programs for deserving youth.
WTA Staff
December 9, 2017

CARSON, CA USA – Tennis stars past and present will descend on Southern California for a morning of tennis clinics and games for juniors and adults at the historic Jack Kramer Club in Rolling Hills Estates on Saturday, December 9.

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Hosted by The First Break Academy, pros expected to attend include WTA legends like 22-time Grand Slam champion and First Break benefactor Pam Shriver; two-time US Open champion former World No.1 Tracy Austin, as well as current WTA players Shelby Rogers and Nicole Gibbs and WTA coach Marc Lucero. They’ll be joined by ATP players Steve Johnson, Jared Donaldson, Taylor Fritz and Bradley Klahn, among others.

“For the past few years, First Break Academy has brought children to tennis who might otherwise not have been exposed to the sport,” Shriver said. “Multi-sport play like basketball is merged into early tennis instruction with great success. It's a win-win model.”

Pam Shriver (First Break)

In addition, WTA Charities has signed on with the event as a Champion-level sponsor, with both Shriver and Austin serving on the Board of Directors. The WTA will donate 25 pairs of tennis shoes from Tennis Warehouse for the participants.

“We are incredibly grateful for the many pros and friends who have signed on to participate in the event,” said Peggy Bott, First Break Academy Executive Director. “We have made tremendous strides in a short time, and wish to build and continue to fund scholarships for dedicated youth who attend our tennis and learning programs.”

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