President Obama Visits Tennis Clinic, Meets Sam Querrey, Bryan Brothers
Who said American tennis champions can't visit the White House and meet the President of the United States, too?
U.S. President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday where the USTA's QuickStart tennis program was being held, the ATP reported.
The USTA organized the event alongside First Lady Michelle Obama. But even event organizers did not expect President Obama to make an appearance at the event when it was first scheduled. Local children and tour players were pleasantly surprised when President Obama showed up.
President Obama spoke to approximately 100 local children who were attending the clinic. The Bryan brothers and Sam Querrey were also lucky enough to be part of the clinic. The three players are in Washington D.C. this week taking part in the ATP Legg Mason Tennis Classic.
The timing could not have been better for the three American men. All are coming off historic weekends at the Farmers Classic.
The Bryan brothers -- identical twins Bob and Mike Bryan -- made history by winning a tour record 62nd doubles title together in Los Angeles.
"I read a great article about you in Sports Illustrated," Obama told the Bryans.
"I didn't expect to meet the President today," said Mike Bryan. "We stayed a little longer and he showed up out of the blue."
Sam Querrey, who also met Obama, won his second consecutive Los Angeles singles title this past weekend.
The clinic was a joint effort between the USTA's QuickStart tennis program and Michelle Obama's Let's Move! fitness initiative.