Missouri Valley / Heart Of America

Your Equipment Donation Can Help Local Children Play Tennis

Sydney Hamilton | April 27, 2023

While many people celebrate Earth Day on April 22 each year by doing something beneficial for the environment, Second Serve does something beneficial for both the environment and children in underserved communities across the world–every single day. Second Serve gives gently used tennis equipment new life by donating it to children in areas where equipment is hard to come by, which, in turn, helps them get started playing the game we love.


The Second Serve organization is run by a team of 130 volunteers ranging in age from 12 to 17, each of whom help collect and distribute donated tennis equipment to communities worldwide, including right here in the Kansas City metro area. The organization helps create a community of service-minded children and young adults that empowers them to be leaders and stewards of the communities in which they live.

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Here in Kansas City, Second Serve helped Crossroads Charter School bring tennis to its students by donating over 100 items of equipment for them to use. This donation is just the start of a beautiful partnership between the organization and the school, however, as it’s reported the Missouri State President of Second Serve is working to secure even more donations!


If you’d like to donate new or gently used tennis equipment, including racquets, tennis balls, strings, grips, and more, you can drop them off in the donation boxes at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City, MO, Overland Park Racquet Club in Overland Park, KS, and Homestead Country Club in Prairie Village, KS.



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