The kids then got the chance to quiz Venus about her forthcoming Wimbledon challenge.
Venus told them: "Wimbledon was my first singles Grand Slam so that was real special. Hopefully I will make it three. I love being here. I love the grass and I can just play as patiently as I want."
One of the players asked Venus who she most admired. "I'd have to say my sister Serena," she said. "We help each other through tough times when one of us isn't doing so well, we're motivated by each other."
She added she was looking forward to playing her first-round Wimbledon opponent - British player, Jane O'Donoghue. "I just found that out at customs at the airport," Venus admitted. "The lady there said I was playing a British girl, everyone seemed to know before me! I'm sure she will see it as a great opportunity, and I look forward to playing her."
Venus also had some encouraging words for the young tennis stars. She said she had never doubted that she would get where she wanted to be.
"Yes I did dream I would come here," she said. "I always believed I would make it. It was my dream."