Michelle Obama touts tennis at US Open Kids Day

Michelle Obama urged her daughters to get active in tennis so

they won’t struggle at the game the way she does as an adult.

The first lady shared that story Saturday during Arthur Ashe

Kids’ Day at the U.S. Open, where she promoted her ”Let’s Move”


Obama applauded a USTA initiative to install 5,000 new kid-sized

tennis courts across the country and train 15,000 new coaches,

trainers and teachers over a three-year period beginning in


Obama is leading a national campaign to get kids more active and

eating healthy meals. She told the fans at Arthur Ashe Stadium that

tennis, which has created new kid-friendly courts, rackets and

balls to make the game more accessible to young players, is a great

way for children to say active.