Women's Tennis
Illinois Tennis Teams Meet Legend Billie Jean King


Sept. 25, 2008


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Several members of the Illinois men's and women's tennis teams had the opportunity to meet the legendary Billie Jean King last week at the Olympia Fields Country Club. King took photos with both teams before speaking with them about the history of the sport.

"It was a great honor and pleasure having our teams meet with Billie Jean King," Illinois women's assistant coach Dave Emery said. "She is one of the most influential athletes in the history of all of sport, and she showed exactly why while talking with the tennis teams. She has a passion and enthusiasm for the game that rubbed off on everyone in the room, and we are very grateful that she took the time out of her schedule to meet with us."