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Arthur Ashe on the Importance of Education
Arthur Ashe speaks about the importance of education for kids and how tennis can teach young kids broader lessons for life, such as self-sufficiency, hard work and self-esteem.
These clips feature Arthur Ashe explaining why young people should
focus on education primarily. Sports are shown as being useful for
teaching life skills and character, but he is sure to emphasize that
there are very few people who become professional athletes, and that education is insurance for success.
Much of this discussion is centered around the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Center and the curriculum’s emphasis on self-sufficiency on and off the court.
Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
Presented by Hess and produced by the USTA, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day benefits the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network. The NJTL was established by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder in 1969 with the mission of developing the character of young people through tennis and education.
USTA/NJTL Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day events August 27 and 28, 2010