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Top tennis twins making a difference off the court

Tracey Johnson and Cory Stark snap a picture with the top tennis men's doubles team, Mike and Bob Bryan! Tracey Johnson and Cory Stark snap a picture with the top tennis men's doubles team, Mike and Bob Bryan!
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Mike and Bob Bryan are twins born three minutes apart.

They are also professional tennis doubles players and have won multiple Olympic medals and more professional games, matches, tournaments and Grand Slams than any other pair.

For the last four years, the Bryan brothers have began their week in Cincinnati for the Western and Southern Open at the Four Bridges Country Club in Liberty Township. They interact with fans and raise money for their non-profit, the Bryan Brothers Foundation.

"We actually sponsor some kids that can't afford to play tournaments. We give them racquets, pay for their entry fees to tournaments," said Bob Bryan. "We try to inspire them and give them the chance to get to this level one day and get them in programs after school that keeps them out of trouble."

Money raised through their foundation also filters to other charities.

Locally, the Four Bridges Country Club partners with the brothers to raise money. Each year the Bryans put on a tennis clinic and show off their musical talents, with Bob on the keys and Mike on the guitar.

"Play some music, do a clinic, everyone here is contributing to our foundation which means the world to us," said Bob Bryan. 

Our own resident tennis fanatic, Tracey Johnson, got to play with pair!

"The last four years we've raised over $45,000 for their foundation, which gives back to other foundations which are in need, which is pretty spectacular and unique in its own sense, so it's exciting," said Jason Gray, Director of Racquet Sports at Four Bridges.

Read more about The Bryan Bros. Foundation here: http://www.bryanbros.com/about-the-foundation.html

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