Rochester tennis player gets national tennis platform
ROCHESTER — Rochester’s Brooklyn Bindas is really good at tennis. So good, in fact, that the U.S. Tennis Association has chosen her as a youth ambassador for the sport.
The national tennis group picked 17 youth tennis players across the nation who will be ambassadors for its new Net Generation Aces Program. The program looks to increase youth tennis participation by reaching young athletes through their peers.
Net Generation organizers searched for game-changing players, and recognized Bindas, who is 13 but currently takes classes at and plays for Wareham High School, for her values and advocacy. Bindas attends school for half the day and then spends seven hours a day training in Concord.
Last year she won the New England January Doubles Championship, and played for Wareham High School, where the girls tennis team made it to the state tournament.
The U.S. Tennis Association appreciated her compassion, sportsmanship and the way that she is a champion for other players, especially other girls who play tennis.
Bindas uses her Instagram account as a platform to spread positivity, encourage others to play tennis, and share her love for the sport. She hopes to use the platform to feature other players.
As part of the USTA program, Bindas will get a VIP trip to attend the US Open, have a suite at the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day and attend a working session with USTA senior management and professional players to provide feedback on current USTA initiatives and discuss ideas for future programming.