Santa Fe Christian Schools’ men’s varsity tennis team recently served up a unique community service project called “Brotherly Court Connection.” The idea came about during a match with Valley Center High School earlier in the season when the team noticed one of their players was playing in Crocs shoes, another wearing the coach’s shoes, many had worn out equipment and they didn’t have any snacks or drinks, according to an SFC news release.

The SFC boys and parents donated 11 new pairs of shoes for each boy, sports socks, six pairs of gently-used shoes, rackets, tennis bags, and new backpacks, along with a cooler full of Gatorade, water, and a table of snacks. A round-robin tournament format teamed the players with theirs, adding to the fellowship. The trophy went to the school with the most wins, and Valley Center High School edged SFC out by one game. Prizes to the top three finishers from each school were also awarded. Smiles all around added up to a successful event allowing SFC to lift up their fellow competitors.

“All of our sports teams have embraced the opportunity to selflessly come alongside others outside of our community,” said SFC’s athletic director Doug Miller in the news release. “Our intentional efforts for regular community service acts by in-season sports teams is having such a great impact on our players, families, and others outside of our school.”

Read here in the Del Mar Times.