Weekend Los Angeles Champions Sam Querrey and his American countrymen Bob and Mike Bryan all met President Barack Obama Tuesday on the White House lawns.
The tennis stars made the trip to the White House as part of the South Lawn Series, a summer-long series of events that brings local children, sports leagues and community programs together to the South Lawn in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to combat childhood obesity.
The clinic ran on two 78′ courts constructed on the South Lawn that housed eight 36′ courts specifically designed for children aged 10-and-under. USTA instructors joined Sam Querrey and Bob and Mike Bryan to lead 100 local Washington youth in the QuickStart clinic.
“I didn’t expect to meet the President today,” Mike Bryan said. “We stayed a little longer and he showed up out of the blue.”
Added Querrey, “It was very exciting to meet him. He thanked us for coming out and hitting with the kids. It was an honor to meet him and pretty exciting that he just popped in like that.”
Querrey didn’t fare well the day after meeting the president. He lost this afternoon to Janko Tipsarevic in Washington. The Bryans play later tonight.
Here’s the video from the ATP:
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