VETERANS GETTING A CHANCE TO SHINE ON TENNIS’ BIGGEST STAGE. CHANCE TO SHINE ON TENNIS’ BIGGEST STAGE. NBC’S KATYCATIE BECK HAS TENNIS’ BIGGEST STAGE. NBC’S KATYCATIE BECK HAS TONIGHT’S THOSE WHO NBC’S KATYCATIE BECK HAS TONIGHT’S THOSE WHO SERVE. TONIGHT’S THOSE WHO SERVE.>>Reporter: THERE IS SERVE.>>Reporter: THERE IS NO TENNIS EXPERIENCE>>Reporter: THERE IS NO TENNIS EXPERIENCE NEEDED, ALL THAT’S NO TENNIS EXPERIENCE NEEDED, ALL THAT’S REQUIRED ON THESE NEEDED, ALL THAT’S REQUIRED ON THESE COURTS IS EVERYONE REQUIRED ON THESE COURTS IS EVERYONE SERVING A BAR HAS ALSO COURTS IS EVERYONE SERVING A BAR HAS ALSO SERVED THE COUNTRY. SERVING A BAR HAS ALSO SERVED THE COUNTRY.>>IT’S THE HIGHLIGHT SERVED THE COUNTRY.>>IT’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY WEEK TO COME OUT>>IT’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY WEEK TO COME OUT HERE TO GEAR UP, COME OF MY WEEK TO COME OUT HERE TO GEAR UP, COME OUT HERE AND PLAY WITH HERE TO GEAR UP, COME OUT HERE AND PLAY WITH MY FELLOW VETERANS. OUT HERE AND PLAY WITH MY FELLOW VETERANS.>>Reporter: AT THE MY FELLOW VETERANS.>>Reporter: AT THE NATIONAL CAMPUS A>>Reporter: AT THE NATIONAL CAMPUS A WEEKLY CLINIC FOR NATIONAL CAMPUS A WEEKLY CLINIC FOR VETERANS SS MATCHING WEEKLY CLINIC FOR VETERANS SS MATCHING BACKGROUNDS WITH VETERANS SS MATCHING BACKGROUNDS WITH BACKHANDS. BACKGROUNDS WITH BACKHANDS.>>YOU MEET A FELLOW BACKHANDS.>>YOU MEET A FELLOW VETERAN AND GET THE>>YOU MEET A FELLOW VETERAN AND GET THE CONNECTION LIKE HEY, VETERAN AND GET THE CONNECTION LIKE HEY, IT’S FAMILY AND IT’S CONNECTION LIKE HEY, IT’S FAMILY AND IT’S FUN. IT’S FAMILY AND IT’S FUN.>>Reporter: BEFORE FUN.>>Reporter: BEFORE THE GROUP MANY OF>>Reporter: BEFORE THE GROUP MANY OF THESE VETS HAD NEVER THE GROUP MANY OF THESE VETS HAD NEVER PICKED UP A ROCKET D UP AED UP THESE VETS HAD NEVER PICKED UP A ROCKET D UP AED UP SOME STRUGGLING WITH PICKED UP A ROCKET D UP AED UP SOME STRUGGLING WITH INJURIES AND STRESS. SOME STRUGGLING WITH INJURIES AND STRESS.>>I LOST MY PURPOSE. INJURIES AND STRESS.>>I LOST MY PURPOSE. THAT WAS MY PURPOSE>>I LOST MY PURPOSE. THAT WAS MY PURPOSE BEING IN THE MARINE THAT WAS MY PURPOSE BEING IN THE MARINE CORPS AND WHEN I FOUND BEING IN THE MARINE CORPS AND WHEN I FOUND OUT I WAS UNABLE TO CORPS AND WHEN I FOUND OUT I WAS UNABLE TO CONTINUE WITH THAT, IT OUT I WAS UNABLE TO CONTINUE WITH THAT, IT WAS VERY PAINFUL. CONTINUE WITH THAT, IT WAS VERY PAINFUL.>>Reporter: NOW JOHN WAS VERY PAINFUL.>>Reporter: NOW JOHN ADKINS IS ON THE COURT>>Reporter: NOW JOHN ADKINS IS ON THE COURT ALMOST EVERY DAY. ADKINS IS ON THE COURT ALMOST EVERY DAY.>>IT’S BASICALLY MY ALMOST EVERY DAY.>>IT’S BASICALLY MY HAPPY PLACE.>>IT’S BASICALLY MY HAPPY PLACE.>>US MILITARY GUYS HAPPY PLACE.>>US MILITARY GUYS LOVE TO PLAY AND WE>>US MILITARY GUYS LOVE TO PLAY AND WE LOVE TO WIN. LOVE TO PLAY AND WE LOVE TO WIN.>>Reporter: YOU LOVE LOVE TO WIN.>>Reporter: YOU LOVE IT THAT MUCH?>>Reporter: YOU LOVE IT THAT MUCH?>>I LOVE IT. IT THAT MUCH?>>I LOVE IT. IT’S CHANGED MY LIFE.>>I LOVE IT. IT’S CHANGED MY LIFE.>>Reporter: ON LABOR IT’S CHANGED MY LIFE.>>Reporter: ON LABOR DAY, THE HONOR TO HIT>>Reporter: ON LABOR DAY, THE HONOR TO HIT ON ONE OF THE MOST DAY, THE HONOR TO HIT ON ONE OF THE MOST COMPETITIVE COURTS IN ON ONE OF THE MOST COMPETITIVE COURTS IN TENNIS, A TRIP TO THE COMPETITIVE COURTS IN TENNIS, A TRIP TO THE U.S. OPEN. TENNIS, A TRIP TO THE U.S. OPEN.>>THIS IS AN AMAZING U.S. OPEN.>>THIS IS AN AMAZING PLACE, ABSOLUTELY>>THIS IS AN AMAZING PLACE, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING PLACE. PLACE, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING PLACE.>>Reporter: WHEN THE AMAZING PLACE.>>Reporter: WHEN THE VETS FINISH, THEY WILL>>Reporter: WHEN THE VETS FINISH, THEY WILL END THE CLINIC THE WAY VETS FINISH, THEY WILL END THE CLINIC THE WAY THEY ALWAYS DO. END THE CLINIC THE WAY THEY ALWAYS DO. ♪ THEY ALWAYS DO. ♪ ♪ THAT GAVE THAT RIGHT ♪ ♪ THAT GAVE THAT RIGHT TO ME ♪ ♪ THAT GAVE THAT RIGHT TO ME ♪>>Reporter: GRATEFUL TO ME ♪>>Reporter: GRATEFUL TO HAVE SERVED, CATIE

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