Tennis pro in Raleigh inspiring children in the sport

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A former top ranked tennis player was at the Raleigh Racquet Club on Monday.

Alexandra Stevenson grew up with Venus and Serena Williams and played at Wimbledon.

And at one point, Stevenson was a top-20 player in the world.

A shoulder injury derailed her pro career.

But now she’s making a comeback, and she’s using her life-lessons to help kids in the Triangle.

“I just hope they learn to never give-up and to not listen to anyone except their parents, but when someone tells you ‘you can’t do something,’ that just means that they think you can’t, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t, you can always do whatever you put your mind to. And I hope every kid has big dreams, because I have, and I’m still following mine,” Stevenson said.

If you know someone interested in joining these tennis clinics, feel free to contact the Raleigh Racquet Club.

Paul Goode, director of tennis at the club, can be emailed at

The club’s number is (919)876-0565

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