10sballs.com (New Haven, CT) May, 13, 2013
"American teenager Taylor Townsend, who in 2012 became the first American female since 1982 to finish the year ranked No. 1 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior rankings led, along with USTA New England, more than 300 New Haven youth in the 12th annual First Niagara Free Lesson, which introduces kids to the game of tennis and emphasizes the importance of fitness in their lives through an introductory tennis clinic.
Townsend, who won the Australian Open Junior Singles title and Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open Junior Doubles titles in 2012, spoke to participants from 10 New Haven Public Schools who are part of seven New Haven-based mentoring organizations including Boost!/United Way, Boys & Girls Club, Squash Haven, Big Brothers Big Sisters, LEAP, Dwight Hall and New Haven Youth Tennis & Education about the mentors in her own life and how physical activity is vital for positive development in youth." Read More