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Billie Jean King To Host Youth Tennis Clinic At Cal State LA

LOS ANGELES ( — Tennis legend Billie Jean King will host a tennis clinic Saturday for local youths.

The event will be held on the Cal State LA campus, where people ranging from age 7-72 will receive tennis instruction from King and current and former Cal State LA players.

King is an alumnus of Cal State LA and has raised millions of dollars for scholarships through various events.

Children from East Los Angeles will learn tennis skills at the event, which is part of a fundraiser for the Cal State LA to compete against USC during the Collegiate Team Tennis Challenge.

At least two dozen children from the Boys and Girls Club of East Long Angeles will be in attendance.

Born in Long Beach, King first played tennis at the age of 11 in the public parks of Southern California.

King won her first of a record 20 Wimbledon titles when she captured the 1961 Wimbledon Ladies' Doubles Championship. Shortly after capturing that championship, she went to Cal State LA and played for the university tennis team from 1961 to 1964.

Fore more information, please visit the clinic's website here. 

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