Rap City VJ Mad Linx To Host U.S. Open's Arthur Ashe Kid's Day


City VJ Mad Linx is scheduled to perform and host the U.S. Open’s Annual

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day on August 26.The

pre-tournament celebration for families, named after one of tennis’ most

famous players, is designed to attract scores of families to Flushing Meadows

Park in Queens, N.Y. to show support for tennis and music, while also honoring

the career of the legendary tennis star.The

Queen-bred DJ formerly taught tennis at various country clubs and to city youth

for several years while based in Tampa, Fl."I

have been playing tennis since 1989," Mad Linx said. "I still follow

the players on the circuit as closely as I can and I play every chance I get.

My tennis racket is never far from my reach."The

U.S. Tennis Association and Hess announced that a portion of the proceeds from

the event would benefit the National Junior Tennis League, originally established

by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder in 1969."Not

only does [Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day] celebrate one of tennis' greatest players,

but it also encourages the next generation of players,” Mad Linx said.The

first round of the 2006 US Open begins on Monday, Aug. 28, at the USTA Billie

Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.