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Angie Frederickson
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Hannah Holmsten, Kenny Simpson

Hannah Holmsten and Kenny Simpson

Tennis players Hannah Holmsten and Kenny Simpson (pictured, from left) participated in the “30 Balls Against the Wall” challenge at the Houston Racquet Club. As part of a fundraising effort for Team Luke Hope for Minds, an organization benefiting children with traumatic brain injuries, Hannah and Kenny hit balls against the backboard for a chance to win the opportunity to play with tennis professional John Isner. Ranked No. 21 in the world, Isner had planned to participate in an event at the Houston Racquet Club, but coronavirus canceled the event. Instead, young players submitted videos of their wall-ball challenge. Neither Hannah nor Kenny won the prize of playing with Isner, but enjoyed keeping up their tennis skills and supporting a worthy cause. 

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