Del Norte High School Girls Tennis Team Community Service Project
A joint SSV – USTA tennis equipment donation program was promoted to the tennis community in San Diego this past summer. Quite a few individuals contributed some tennis items. However, the most outstanding effort was made by the Del Norte High School Girls Team. Working together under the supervision of Coach Cherise Meoli and assistant coach Jackson Chu, the girls collected over 40 used racquets, hundreds of balls, and many other tennis items.
These items were presented to Neil Johnson, President of SSV Tennis, and Karen Ronney, USTA Tennis Representative.
Karen recommended that the tennis equipment be given to Edwardo Sanchez, tennis pro at the Rancho Valencia Tennis Resort.
Edwardo donates his spare time to supporting a youth tennis program in Tecate Mexico that he created. His efforts with youth have been very successful resulting in many international youth tennis exchanges between Tecate and San Diego.
With tennis as a universal language, new youth friendships across the border have developed.