Djokovic Gives Kids Free Tennis Lesson While Walking His Dog

Novak Djokovic celebrates victory at BNL d'Italia at Foro Italico on May 16, 2019 in Rome, Italy.

Novak Djokovic may be one of the undisputed kings on the tennis court, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a human being like all of us. While walking his dog on the streets of Belgrade last week, he proved once more why he’s not just a great tennis player, but a great man too.

Djokovic Outside the Tennis Court

Although he may seem calm and collected on the court, Novak is actually a great prankster, a lover of fun, a family man, and someone who holds charity and community work in the highest regard. So, when kids stopped him on the street of Belgrade while he was walking his dog, he did what any good man would – he stopped to give them a free tennis lesson.

Nole pausing his evening walk to give kids a free tennis lesson on the street

A young boy took out a tennis racket and had a one-on-one lesson with the world No. 1. Nole helped the boy practice his forehand, giving him proper posture tips and evaluating his swing. Novak would make a great coach, judging by his encouraging and to-the-point lesson. Wouldn’t you want to trade places with the boy? We sure would!

Not the First Time Novak Helps Kids

Novak Djokovic visiting a school in Nis for a project funded by his organization
You may not know this, but the notorious tennis player actually founded the Novak Djokovic Foundation, which is an organization that helps fund early childhood education and other programs for youth development in his home country Serbia and abroad. His devotion to giving back is inspiring, and the outcome of his charitable efforts is evident.

What’s Ahead for the World No. 1

Novak Djokovic during a press conference at Australian Open
Nole fans will be able to enjoy his play for two more tournaments this season, namely the ones in Vienna and the notorious ATP Finals in London in late November. In an earlier interview, Djokovic said he hopes to finish this “pretty strange season” in the first position in the ATP ranking. He continued by saying that all travel restrictions and quarantine rules imposed on the tournaments have left him pretty exhausted on a mental level, and he has to recharge the batteries.