Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park was a resounding success on Saturday as youngsters flocked to the free hands-on event. Later, a sold-out event in the stadium featured musical acts and an appearance by first lady Michelle Obama.
Federica Tadde 7, of Italy receives serve instruction from coach Jorge Spaventa.
First lady Michelle Obama greets the crowd during Kids’ Day on Saturday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Michelle Obama with tennis superstar Serena Williams, left, and two up-and-coming pros, Jack Sock and Sloane Stephens.
Spinning hula hoops keep youngsters active in a fun way at the hands-on tennis-sponsored program.
Carmella Sims, 4 of Pleasantville directs a super-sized tennis ball.
The first lady and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, at the Flushing Meadows Park event.
Having fun was what Kids’ Day was all about, even if tennis was the underlying theme.
Lucki Gurlz was one of the musical acts that entertained on Saturday.
Learning to spin a ball was one activity popular with youngsters.