It’s All ‘Love’ at KHS Girls Tennis Youth Clinic and Food Drive

Team to gather items for the KMO Canteen in exchange for lessons

Kearney, Mo., September 16, 2022: The Kearney High School Girls Tennis squad is serving up lessons as part of their community service.

The KHS team is hosting a youth tennis clinic for students in grades 4-8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Kearney Tennis Courts. There is no charge for these lessons. Instead, participants are asked to bring a snack or other item of food to be donated to the KMO Canteen, Kearney School District’s food pantry for students in need that is located at the high school.

The clinic will be led by the squad’s student-athletes. This will be an opportunity for interested youth to learn the fundamentals of tennis, basic swings, and new drills to take home for further practice and improvement.

“Our girls are excited to do this and have really stepped up to make this event happen,” Head Coach Kaitlyn LaFrenz said. “They wanted to share their skills with younger kids and do something positive for the community. Come out and enjoy the fall weather, play on our beautiful tennis courts and learn from our KHS athletes!”

Tennis balls will be provided at the camp, but participants are asked to bring their own water bottles, rackets (if available) and tennis shoes. Extra tennis rackets will be available if needed.

Those interested in participating in this tennis clinic are asked to complete a Google Form prior to the event. An event flyer with a list of food items suitable for donation to the pantry is available on the KSD website.