CBS 2’S CLARK FOURAKER FOUND OUT IN HARRINGTON PARK, NEW JERSEY, CHILDREN ARE LEARNING ABOUT SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ON THE COURT, TOO,. Reporter: THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE MORE THAN ATHLETES. THEY ARE STUDENTS OF THE GAME. WE LEARN HOW TO CONTROL THE BALL AND USE THE POWER LIKE REDUCING YOUR POWER AND MAKING THE BALL SHORTER AND ADDING MORE POWER SO THE BALL GOES FARTHER. Reporter: THIS IS JUST THE BOUNDARY. BUT THE COACH IS TRYING TO TEACH THE SCIENCE BEHIND BEING IN OR OUT. HOW THINGS LIKE FORCE AND THE ANGLE OF THE RACQUET IMPACTS WHERE THE BALL GOES. IT’S ONE THING TO BE ABLE TO SAY THAT. BUT IT’S ANOTHER FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO BE ON THE COURT AND FEELING IT WITH THE RACQUET AND THE BALL AND I THINK THAT MADE A DIFFERENCE. Reporter: IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE U.S. TENNIS ASSOCIATION, CAMP ORGANIZER TEACH, GROW, ACHIEVE, EMPHASIZES SCIENCE, MATH AND ENGINEERING, IMPORTANT ACADEMIC AREAS PARIS OF THE “STEM” CURRICULUM. — PART OF THE “STEM” CURRICULUM. THE 11-YEAR-OLD PLAYED WITH HIS FATHER BEFORE BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME HE UNDERSTANDS THE FORCES THAT PLUS THIS WHERE THE BALL GOES. TOP PUTS MORE SPIN ON THE BALL SO IT DOESN’T GO OUT, IT JUST CURVES BACK IN AND BACK SPIN DOES THE SAME THING ON BACKHAND. WE ALSO TALK ABOUT THE MAKEUP OF THE RACQUET. NOT ALWAYS GOING TO HIT IT OFF THE CENTER OF THE RACQUET AND HOW IT’S GOING TO AFFECT THE BALL. Reporter: THE COACH SAYS STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM GET A WORKBOOK THAT FURTHER EXPLAINS THE PHYSICS BEHIND THE GAME. THEY GET TO TRY IT AND SEE IT AS OPPOSED TO, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, SITTING IN A CLASSROOM LEARNING AND WATCHING A SCREEN OR LISTENING TO A TEACHER JUST TALK ABOUT IT. MUCH BETTER. I COULD FOOL MY OPPONENTS EASILY. Reporter: WHILE SERVES AND

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  1. Now why is it always the Asian community winning in these intellectual pursuits? Why can't the black community hop on this STEM train?

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