Facebook Social Button Twitter Social Button Follow Us on InstagramYouTube Social Button Follow Me on Pinterest
MagazineNewsBlogsLive ScoresTV ListingsTournamentsVideosInstructionRankingsPlayersPodcasts

Popular This Week

Net Notes - A Tennis Now Blog

Net Posts

Industry Insider - A Tennis Now Blog

Industry Insider

Second Serve - A Tennis Now Blog

Second Serve


American men have gone deep in the Houston draw—and helped rebuild Houston courts for kids.

Six Americans playing in this week’s U.S. Men's Clay Court championship donated to the court refurbishment—Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, John Isner, Steve Johnson, Sam Querrey and Frances Tiafoe—stepped up to help rebuild hurricane-damaged tennis courts at the City of Houston’s Sunnyside Park.

Social Round Up: Cute Babies, Crazy Workouts

The guys took time to visit the park and meet children at NJTL clinics this week.

The two courts at the park were underwater last summer when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. The facility is one of 44 locally where the Houston Tennis Association (HTA) holds National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) programs.

“We've been coming to Houston for 20 years” said six-time U.S. Clay doubles champion Mike Bryan. "To see it hit that hard was obviously a very sad moment. We're happy to be able to help."

"We're happy to donate a little bit to make them fresh, make them new, and give kids a place to hang out after school," added his twin brother and doubles partner Bob.

The U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship has named the HTA’s NJTL programming the beneficiary of the tournament. This refurbishment project is part of that relationship, which also includes a portion of the tournament proceeds annually being donated to fund these local programs as well as support of the HTA’s annual Kids Day in Memorial Park.

The NJTL programs, which were founded by 1967 US Clay champion Arthur Ashe, are designed to develop the character of children through tennis and education. In Houston, a collaboration between the HTA and the City of Houston Parks & Recreation Department sees more than 6,000 kids participate annually in NJTL programs throughout the city. Nationally, NJTL programs are supported by the United States Tennis Association Foundation.

Photo credit: U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship Facebook