Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 12.20.31 PMHey everyone, I just heard about this story and I loved it!

One of the things I love about tennis is how it brings us together. It doesn’t matter what race, gender or social class you are when you’re facing someone on the other side of the tennis court. You can even be playing with a police officer. Some lucky kids in Boston are doing just that.

While some police take kids to the judicial court, these cops are using a tennis court instead. Every Friday night, a group of Boston police officers pick up a group of kids and teach them to play tennis. Tennis lessons can be very costly (just ask my parents), but these cops are offering the service for free!

It’s been a great thing for the kids. “I get to spend time with my friends and have fun on a Friday night,” says 9 year old Eva Boothe.

Being a police officer is about more than protecting your community; it also means strengthening your community. Programs like these are a great way to get involved and do it! Now that’s what I call “serve and protect” (sorry for tennis pun)!

Way to go Boston Police Department!

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