Hispanic Heritage Spotlight:
September 29, 2017
Mi cancha es su cancha. (Translation: My court is your court.)
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, USTA.com is celebrating the contributions of Latinos in American tennis. Through their strong commitment to diversity and service, the Mendez-Robles family is making a meaningful difference in the Las Vegas community.
Their journey inspired them to share the sport with those less likely to have accessibility to tennis by establishing the nonprofit TNNS Kids, a National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) program, with the goal of serving more than just a game.
Serving as a USTA ambassador and junior mentor, Bella Mendez-Robles, 11, is making a positive impact in her Las Vegas community by sharing the sport of tennis and the opportunities it brings to kids who otherwise would not have been introduced to it – and also to inspire kids to use their passions to contribute in their community.ADVERTISEMENT
For Bella, tennis is more than a game: The court is her platform to encourage young people through community outreach – by volunteering as a coach, visiting elementary schools to introduce the sport and by sharing with the next generation of greats what she has learned on her journey.
Better known as Super Amadeo, 4-year-old Amadeo armors himself with his mighty cape and serves the city of Las Vegas with a mission to empower young kids with a racquet. He descends on elementary schools to play with new friends and to show the parents that little kids can play tennis too!
With great (tennis) power comes great responsibility.
To learn more about TNNS Kids, visit their page on Instagram or Facebook.