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Li Na Inspires Special Olympics Athletes at Macau Tennis Academy

Li Na signs tennis balls for Special Olympics athletes.
Li Na signed tennis balls for the young athletes after the tennis camp held at Macau Tennis Academy.

On 9 December 2021, Macau Tennis Academy held a tennis camp for Special Olympics Macau athletes where they were pleasantly surprised by Special Olympics Global Ambassador and Professional Tennis player Li Na.

Twelve Special Olympics athletes had the remarkable experience of being coached by Li Na. She taught them how to swing the racket, drive the ball, and shared her personal philosophy and experience in the sport of tennis. This exclusive event concluded with her signing tennis balls for the athletes to take home, making for an unmatched experience they won’t soon forget.

Many peace signs are held up as Li Na poses with Special Olympics athletes and volunteers on Macau Tennis Academy tennis courts.
Li Na coached Special Olympics Macau athletes in tennis at Macau Tennis Academy.

Li Na became a Special Olympics Global Ambassador in 2016. She continues to show support to the Special Olympics movement by attending charity events and encouraging young athletes to get involved in sports by building relationships with people with intellectual disabilities.

The 2021 Capitol Tennis Association (CTA) Professional Tour sponsored by SJM and the National Tennis Championships were held at Macau Tennis Academy from 6 – 12 December 2021.

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