Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic plays in Dirk Nowitzki’s Tennis Classic

Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Luka Doncic (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Luka Doncic (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic showed off his tennis chops at Dirk Nowitzki’s annual charity event on Sept. 15. Here is a look at how Luka performed.

Dallas Mavericks point forward Luka Doncic was not originally invited to Dirk Nowitzki’s Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic. He wanted to participate, though. Luka used the power of social media to make it happen.

He desired to support his friend. Dirk was not so sure, though. His tennis classic is quite competitive. Nowitzki did not know if Doncic’s tennis cut the mustard. Here is a look at how the 20-year-old performed on Sunday.


Luka Doncic loosened up by doing some hitting with Dallas Mavericks teammate Dwight Powell. Fans can see the action here courtesy of Brad Townsend. Minutes later Luka served an Ace.

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In action

Luka Doncic showed some skill once the tournament got going. He is by no means a professional tennis player, but Luka was getting the ball over the net. Here is a video of a rally.

Put on a show

Doncic was there for the fans and to help Dirk raise money for his foundation. The proceeds went to impacting children in need. It was awesome that Luka wanted to help out. Here he is signing plenty of autographs for the fans in attendance.

Doncic also took to Instagram after the event to post pictures for him playing. He mentioned that he enjoyed himself in the caption. Most of the pictures feature Luka smiling. That should come as no surprise. Fans know he is always smiling and loves to put on a show.

Luka Doncic is the star the Dallas Mavericks need now that Dirk Nowitzki is officially retired. The 20-year-old is ready to take another leap on the court and help push the Mavs to the playoffs this season. Fans should be excited about the team’s future with Doncic at the helm.

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