BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's and women's tennis teams took a break from their busy spring schedules to help and serve the local Bristol community. Head tennis coach, Terry Caldwell, facilitated a volunteer day for the team to work with the Bearcat P.R.I.D.E. program.
The Bearcat P.R.I.D.E. is the 21st Century Community Learning Center program at Washington-Lee elementary school. The King tennis teams worked with the kindergarten and first grade sports clubs at the school.
Freshman men's tennis player, Sebastian Lieflaender, had this to say about the experience. "I enjoyed the time with the kids. It was great to play games with the them and they seemed to really enjoy spending time with us. It was a great experience."
"I am grateful for having the opportunity to work with the children of Washington-Lee elementary school. The kids were wonderful and it was really nice to give some of our time back to the local community," Marylin Roustand, a freshman women's tennis player, said about her experience.
"I truly enjoyed having our tennis team work with the kids of Washington-Lee. I believe our players got more out of it than the kids we worked with. The team expressed their enjoyment of the experience after we left and they would like to do more with the kids if the opportunity presents itself again. The team learned it's fun to give back to the community," Caldwell said.