Tennis legend Venus Williams returned home to Los Angeles Monday to offer an incredible tennis experience to girls from her hometown while helping to launch new POWERADE PLAY™, a sports drink geared for the young athlete with less sugar and more vitamins than traditional sports drinks.
Venus met with youth members from the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the YWCA (an organization that aims to empower their members to achieve their life’s goals) at the Beverly Hills Country Club on the Westside of LA.
The day’s visit included a heartfelt message from Venus about the importance of setting goals and establishing good, healthy habits early in life. Then, it was off to the courts as the young women learned from the tennis queen herself.
Venus, 29, ascended as a teen tennis prodigy from humble roots in Los Angeles County and has since dominated the women’s scene (along with her younger sibling Serena).
Venus graciously answered the girls questions and her huge smile and relaxed demeanor immediately put the girls at ease. The star took ample time with each of the girls helping them to become comfortable holding a racquet and hitting a ball over the net. She encouraged them to be fearless and powerful on the court and applauded each and every stroke.
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