On Aug 26, Nike took over the space between 22nd and 23rd street on Broadway to serve up a pop-up tennis court as a preparation for the festivities of U.S. Open next week. Three of the top tennis players, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Serena Williams graced the event and played some tennis with kids from four different inner-city programs.
The three champions coached kids from New York Junior Tennis League, Athletes for Charity, Mentoring USA and New York City Parks Foundation alongside tennis legend, John McEnroe. Each of these organizations received $10,000 from Nike in donations, along with free Nike gear that made all the kids’ day. Check out Serena Williams volley some and get pumped for the upcoming tennis season.