CHICAGO (CBS) — Two well-known figures in professional tennis were on Chicago’s South Side Tuesday to give a boost to the dreams of the next generation of sports heroes.
The next Serena Williams could be among the youngsters who study tennis and their homework at the XS Tennis facility at 1301 E. 47th St.READ MORE: Jubilant And Inspired Fans, Booming Businesses Near Wintrust Arena As Chicago Sky Win WNBA Championship
Three-year-olds just try to get the ball over the net, while children as young as seven and eight can hit the ball past the adult coaches. But it’s not every day that youngsters such as Camryn Salters get to hit with senior pros James Blake and Jim Courier, who visited the facility Tuesday.
“It’s really cool,” said the 16-year-old Salters. “We grew up watching them play and I never thought that they would be at the club where I practice every single day.”