Friday, September 3, 2021

City Parks Foundation - Tennis Great Daniil Medvedev Q&A With City Parks Foundation Kids



The City Parks Foundation was proud to host a Q&A session with current world #2 player Daniil Medvedev who answered questions from the CityParks Lacoste Tennis Academy junior tennis players ahead of the US Open, where he has been enjoying a successful run. Topics in the Q&A included advice for competitive juniors that are hoping to play professional tennis, motivations to make it on a pro tour, specific people who inspired Medvedev to be a great tennis player, preparations for tournaments like the US Open, off-court training routines, and what it's like being a professional tennis player and the current #2 in the world. The Q&A was hosted by City Parks Foundation Director of Sports, Mike Silverman and Keith Kambourian, 2019 USTA Long Island Tennis Professional of the Year & award-winning coach directing the Lacoste Junior Tennis Academy who was just honored at the City Parks Foundation 23rd annual tennis benefit.

The full Q&A session can be viewed here:

CityParks Tennis provides free tennis lessons to children, ages eight to 17, in over 20 parks throughout the five boroughs. The program, one of the largest free municipal tennis programs in the United States, makes tennis instruction freely available to those who want to learn the game in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Lessons for youth are offered at all skill levels. Opportunities include free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events. CityParks Tennis runs through August 23 and concludes with a fun tournament for beginners held at the Central Park Tennis Center on August 23 and the BNP Paribas Aces Tournament for intermediates held at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on August 19.

For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation’s 2021 summer sports programs, please visit

Generous private support for CityParks Tennis is provided by The Thompson Family Foundation, The New York Community Trust - The George and Valerie Delacorte Fund, The Linda B. and Howard S. Stern Family Foundation, the Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation, The Venable Foundation, the USTA Foundation, USTA Eastern, and the Irwin Weiner Charitable Foundation. CityParks Tennis presenting program sponsor is BNP Paribas and supporting program sponsor is Lacoste. Presenting sponsor of the Aces tournament is BNP Paribas and the official apparel sponsor is Lacoste. Lacoste is also the title sponsor of the Lacoste Tennis Academy. Generous private support for CityParks Golf is provided by The Linda B. and Howard S. Stern Family Foundation, the Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation, American Seniors Golf Association, and The Venable Foundation. Lacoste and The First Tee are supporting program sponsors.  

About City Parks Foundation

At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs — located in more than 400 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City — reach 310,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.

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