Maplewood Tennis Club takes part in Net Generation ‘Kids On Court’ at US Open

Ten-year-old Clair Wissel, of the Maplewood Tennis Club, poses with Sloane Stephens, right, and Victoria Azarenka in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Maplewood Club participated in a Net Generation “Kids On Court” activation at the 2018 US Open. Twenty-four kids from the program were part of an on-court tennis demonstration prior to the start of the third round match between defending US Open champion Sloane Stephens and Victoria Azarenka in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Ten-year-old Clair Wissel tossed the coin prior to the match and then posed for a photo with the two players.

Kids On Court, part of the USTA’s new youth tennis brand, Net Generation, is expected to give more than 1,000 youth tennis players from across the country the opportunity to play on the iconic courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Activations will be taking place prior to the first eight day sessions on each of the US Open show courts: Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium, Grandstand, Court 17 and Court 5. They will also be held in Arthur Ashe Stadium prior to three selected night sessions.

Net Generation marks the first time American tennis has one unified youth brand for children to get into the sport. Net Generation will make it easier for kids and their parents to learn about tennis and get into the game in schools, parks and tennis clubs across the country. The movement embraces all aspects of youth play for kids ages 5-18. For more information, visit