Tennis -Several WTA stars such as Mary Pierce, Cici Bellis, Madison Keys and Victoria Azarenka, took part in a session with students across California as part of the Harper for Kids, a nonprofit organization, which aims to impart life lessons dedicated to empowering kids.
The non-profit has been founded by former WTA player Peanut Harper and is based on the philosophy of famed UCLA coach John Wooden and his “Pyramid of Success”. Here is a look at some of the messages from the WTA stars to the students.
"I always strive to be my Personal Best"-@_MaryPierce, @rolandgarros & @AustralianOpen champion, @WTA former #3 in the world, Olympian, @TennisHalloFame.
"The 2 most important things I can control to help me be successful is my effort & my attitude."
Madison: “I just try to be kind to anyone I come across and to make sure at the end of every day, I did everything I could to be my kindness, best self." pic.twitter.com/l5LMvBJZiN — Harper for Kids (@HarperforKids) May 23, 2020
Inspiring words from awesome role model & tennis champion @cicibellis.
@chapmanhillspr1 teacher Ms. Bri Harrigan asked CiCi which character traits from Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success has helped her be successful on her path to being a professional athlete.#charactereducation pic.twitter.com/3FJq61hBLH — Harper for Kids (@HarperforKids) April 15, 2020