Michelle Obama Hula Hoops at U.S. Open

Michelle Obama Hula Hoops at U.S. Open
Michelle Obama Hula Hoops at U.S. Open
While the media is abuzz with the U.S. Open news of Novak Djokovic’s amazing win, as well as Serena Williams getting slapped with a $2,000 fine for yelling at the umpire, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama was at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York as well, where she took time out to talk about her “Let’s Move!” campaign to get kids active. After hitting some tennis balls with a group of children, America’s most famous hula hooper found some time to do what we love most – hula hoop. Afterwards, speaking to a group of local youngsters about tennis as part of her campaign against childhood obesity, she said, “I’m not really good [at tennis] or anything like that. That’s the beauty of tennis. You don’t have to be good to enjoy it. I love the game, and my skills are very questionable.” Joined by former and current players Billie Jean King, James Blake, Katrina Adams and others, Obama praised the U.S. Tennis Association’s efforts to build kid-sized tennis courts around the country in an effort to recruit more youngsters to the game. She also told the press that she hopes she and her daughters will still be playing tennis when they’re in their 90s, noting, “It’s a sport you can do forever.” The same can be said for hooping too.

3 thoughts on “Michelle Obama Hula Hoops at U.S. Open

  1. Seeing this made my heart jump!

    The campaign mentioned in this post has a partnership with the tour I am performing in as their hula hooper.

    Thanks for posting this, it made me even more excited to spread the hoop love with the message of getting fit behind it!

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