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US Tennis Associations involves local students in Fed Cup activities

On Wednesday, February 7th about 300 Buncombe County elementary school students will get a hands-on tennis lesson at the US Cellular Center. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

On Wednesday, February 7th about 300 Buncombe County elementary school students will get a hands-on tennis lesson at the US Cellular Center.

On News 13 This Morning, Lauren Brigman explains how representative with the US Tennis Association is teaching the local students through special Net Generation clinics. Net Generation is the USTA’s new unified youth initiative to inspire the next generation of tennis players. The participating students won an essay contest to take part in the clinic. Ingles will provide all participants with a snack. U.S. Fed Cup Captain Kathy Rinaldi will also join the clinic.

While tickets to the weekend Fed Cup matches are sold out, there is a community event that will allow you to see the pros. On Friday, February 9th, members of the U.S. and Netherlands Fed Cup teams, as well as special guests, will take part in the 2018 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Official Draw Ceremony to determine the player matchups for the weekend’s competition.

This event, held on stadium court at the U.S. Cellular Center, will be open to the public and include the opportunity for fans to take photos with the Fed Cup trophy, an appearance by Fed Cup mascot Ace, and the opportunity for the community to watch the draw take place and see their favorite players. Doors will open at 11:45 a.m.

Click here to learn more about the players taking part in the 2018 Fed Cup.

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