World–renowned tennis coach gives some pointers to kids at Police Athletic League

World–renowned tennis coach gives some pointers to kids at Police Athletic League Center.
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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some lucky kids got a special tennis lesson Thursday afternoon from a pro. 

12-year-old Allison Dennis was among about 40 kids who got an introduction to tennis at the Police Athletic League using unusual equipment.

"We're using racquets with the beanbags and catching it and we're also using balloons," Dennis said. 

The students were learning from world-renowned tennis coach Judy Murray of the Philadelphia Freedoms. Murray who was in town for the team's game Friday against the Orlando Storm.

"I mean, it's not one of the sports I usually play but if I had to, I could get into it," he said. 

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Murray explained there are a lot of life skills that can be learned through sports.

"Disciple, routine, teamwork, communication skills, leadership skills, resilience skills can be developed through sport; but you have to make sport accessible and affordable to everybody," she added.