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In New Haven, Mentoring Takes Place On The Tennis Court

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The Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven was full of kids Monday afternoon as free tennis lessons were offered to Elm City children.

A day that focuses on fitness this year added a  message of mentoring. There were 10 mentoring programs on hand to help the kids learn, including Big Brothers and Sisters and the Boost! Mentoring program.

“There’s a couple of thousand kids in New Haven that still need a mentor, we only have about a couple hundred now,” said Diane Hubbard of the Governor’s Prevention Partnership.

American teen Taylor Townsend is the top-ranked junior in the world and just recently turned pro. She was on hand in New Haven Monday to help out.

“It’s just so much fun that I can give a bit of my time to kids and get them into the sport and get them active and stuff,” she said.

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