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Harlem kids, become a ballperson at the 2014 US Open

While this event is not happening in or around Harlem, Harlemgal is sharing just incase there is a Harlem kid in our community that’s interested in getting involved with the US Open as a ballperson. You know what a person is? It’s that energetic kid that chases the ball when one of those pro tennis players hits the net!

Here’s where you have to be to try out:

Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens

When: Thursday, June 19. Registration begins at 3 pm, tryouts begin at 4 pm. To be selected, you must be available for interview/call-backs in mid-July and available to work Tuesday, August 19 through Monday, September 8.

Who: 14 years old and wants to be on court with the biggest stars in tennis. Must be 14 years old by August 19 (If selected you will need valid New York State Working Papers if you are less than 18 years old – contact your school’s employment office for more information).

Skill: The US Open is looking for talented athletes with great throwing arms, a love for the sport and a thorough understanding of the game.

For more information, please visit: usopen.org/ballperson

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Harlem YMCA tennis classes begin September 4

The US Open Tennis starts today in Queens and runs until September 9. The opportunity for your Harlem child to be the next Venus Williams, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, or Rafael Nadal starts now. Harlem YMCA is offering tennis instructions for children ages 4-5 years old and 6-8 years old. Classes run in 8-week sessions and costs start at $60 for members and $105 for non members. To sign up your Harlem child for classes, go to the YMCA website or contact Latoya Jackson at 212-912-2162.

The Harlem YMCA is located at 180 West 135th Street between Lenox Avenue and ACP Blvd.

Venus Williams to visit Harlem’s Hue-Man Bookstore

Sep 7, 2010 @ 13:02
By HarlemGal

If you’re a big fan of the William’s sisters or love tennis in general, Harlemites will soon have an opportunity to meet one of the best women’s tennis players in the U.S. and possibly the winner of this year’s U.S. Open right here in Harlem. Venus Williams will be visiting Harlem at Hue-Man Bookstore, located at 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd., on September 13 to talk about her book Come to Win, a motivational book for the court of life. Williams will be at Hue-Man from 6-8 p.m. on September 13. Click here for additional details.