World Tennis Champion serves lessons at Belmar Elementary School

Tennis Hall of Famer Kim Clijsters teaches K-8 students the sport’s fundamentals

By JACK SLOCUM – TAPinto Belmar / Lake Como
Published December 20, 2022 at 9:14 PM
Last Updated December 20, 2022 at 9:14 PM

BELMAR, NJ — Students were given a treat on Monday and Tuesday when world tennis champion Kim Clijsters volunteered at Belmar Elementary School to hold tennis clinics. Students from kindergarten to eighth grade were able to work with Clijsters during their gym periods, where they were shown a video surmising her career before engaging in the drills.

Hailing from Belgium, the 39-year-old Tennis Hall of Famer has reached the world number-one ranking in both singles and doubles, holding both rankings simultaneously in 2003. She was the first Belgian ever to reach a number-one ranking in the sport. In her 25-year career, she’s won six major titles, four in singles and two in doubles. She has also won several other tournaments including the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, the Women’s Tennis Association Tour, and many more. Click here to see more of Clijsters’ career highlights.

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