NEW YORK, NY, USA - Last Sunday ACEing Autism held their 4th annual US Open Tennis Championships clinic, and Alison Riske was on hand to help lead kids on the court.
ACEing Autism aims to connect children with autism through unique tennis programs, and to develop and advance proven methods to positively impact the children, families and communities they serve.
Dozens of New York City families took to the courts at Corona Park in Flushing Meadows - just a stone’s throw away from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center - on Sunday afternoon to practice their tennis skills and have a chance to hit with the pros. Even USTA president Katrina Adams grabbed a racquet for some fun!
Riske was joined by 22-year-old Swedish player Rebecca Peterson, who had qualified for the US Open main draw for the first time. The pair took the time to visit the program, meet some parents, play tennis with the children with autism and learn about the organization’s mission.
Check out more photos from the ACEing Autism clinic here, courtesy of Alexander Huggan!
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