WTA Tour & Morgan Stanley Host Come Play Clinic for Harlem Junior Tennis & Education Program
While I’m not on site at this year’s US Open, I am still receiving media notices thanks to the USTA. Yesterday was one event I really regret missing but am happy to share some information and photos in case you missed it as well. Pictured above with the young players: (L-R) (L-R) Micky Lawler president, WTA Tour, WTA Tour players Jessica Pegula, Danielle Collins, Katrina Adams, Executive Director Harlem Junior Tennis & Education Program (HJTEP); WTA Tour player Alycia Parks, Judy Murray and Alice Milligan, Chief Marketing Officer, Morgan Stanley.
The WTA Tour and the Harlem Junior Tennis & Education Program co-hosted a “Come to Play” clinic with Judy Murray, sponsored by Morgan Stanley as part of the WTA’s 50th anniversary celebration on Aug 23 at Howard Bennet Park in Harlem (135th Street/5th Avenue).
The day began with a coach’s clinic, hosted by Judy Murray — renowned instructor and mother of Andy Murray – for a group of 25+ HJTEP instructors and some of the programs’ senior students. Murray taught the instructors some of her signature drills that will keep the HJTEP kids engaged while sharpening their skills.
Following a brief ceremony, during which Alice Milligan, Chief Marketing Office of Morgan Stanley presented HJTEP with a check for $25,000, Murray and the HJTEP instructors conducted a one-hour tennis clinic for 60+ HJTEP members. As a special treat WTA Tour players Jessica Pegula, Danielle Collins and Alycia Parks joined the clinic – participating in both the drills and hit sessions with the kids.