Tennis team plays for charity

Frenship tennis did not have a scheduled tournament last weekend.
Instead of competing against other high schools, the Tiger tennis team took part in their first annual philanthropy project with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock at the organization’s tennis tournament at the Burgess-Rushing tennis center in Lubbock.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock hosted the tournament as means to fundraise for the organization.
“It was one of their fundraisers and we decided it would be a good deal to play in it,” said Ted Phillips, Frenship head tennis coach. “A lot of our junior high players played in it and so did our coaches and parents.”
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock is a program that provides professionally supported one-on-one mentoring relationships for children who want or need it.
 Participants paid $35 for the first event and $20 for the second event in the adult division with 100% of proceeds going directly toward Big Brothers Big Sisters.
“We decided to encourage our kids to sign-up in tournament, but we did not make it mandatory,” said Phillips. “Our entire varsity took part. It was good for us because it gave us good practice, and it was good for them (Big Brothers Big Sisters) because it raised money.”
The tournament consisted of a junior and an adult division.
“The Lubbock community really supported it,” said Phillips. “We have decided to leave this week open every year so we can participate in the tournament.

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