A community service program that collects and recycles tennis rackets for under served youth world wide.

Puerto Rico Chapter

 

Joey has continued Andres Casellas' work as a leader on Kids Serving Kids for the past three years. He is currently a Senior at Colegio San Ignacio in Puerto Rico. His dream is to keep playing tennis in College and keep helping the tennis community wherever he ends up going to study.

With the help of his mother, Joey is changing cords and grips on more than 50 racquets he has  collected over the past few months. The racquets are going to two towns in the middle of the island where kids  hardly have the opportunity to try out what tennis is. Hopefully right after this Joey will start collecting a new bunch that will be given to Vieques, the poorest town on the island. This will be handled through the Puerto Rico Tennis Association who have relayed where they are mostly needed, and contacted the coaches.

Joey gives free classes to under privileged kids during the Summer and he really enjoys it a lot.

Joey recently received a letter of thanks and appreciation from the Puerto Rico Tennis Association for Joey's investment in the sport of tennis.

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You can reach Joey at:  jshort2017@hotmail.com or f.duprey@hotmail.com.

 
Ready to serve you in Puerto Rico are:
Andres Casellas (right) and Paola Maza
who with the help of their parents started the KSK Chapter in Puerto Rico.

 



To contact the Puerto Rico Chapter of KSK directly email:  VioliCasellas@gmail.com and or Ines Portuondo@IPortuondo@InmarTrading.com
or email:  Info@KidsServingKids.com

                   Donation drop off locations in Puerto Rico:


Centro de Tenis Honda (Bayamon, Puerto Rico)
     (787) 787-8057

Puerto Rico Tennis Association (Santurce, Puerto Rico)
     (787) 982-7782

Club de Tennis de Torrimar (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico)

Center Court (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico)

Thank you for supporting the Puerto Rico Chapter of
                                   Kids Serving Kids.

Andrés Casellas was born on February 15, 1996 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  He is 14 years old and is in 9th grade at Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Andrés lives in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico with his parents, Violi and Tony Casellas and his siblings, Gabriel (20 yrs. old) and Marivioli (18 yrs. old).  Andrés started to play tennis when he was 8 years old.  He belongs to the Puerto Rico Tennis Association (PRTA), the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF).  He is part of the Puerto Rico Junior National Tennis Development Program.  Andres loves playing tennis and has had the opportunity to travel to the United States and abroad to represent Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Section (USTA) in several tennis tournaments. Andres also belongs to his school tennis team and they have been champions of their high school league for several years.  His goal is to play tennis in college at the NCAA level.  Besides playing tennis, Andrés is an excellent student, leader and excels in other sports. 

Paola Maza was born February 1, 1998 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  She is currently 12 years old.  She attends the 7th grade at Colegio Puertorriqueño de Niñas in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.  She likes to play tennis and started playing when she was 6 years old while watching her sister play in an after school tennis program.  Paola currently belongs to the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF).  She plays for the Puerto Rico Junior National Tennis Development Program.  She enjoys playing tennis and travelling around the world to attend tennis tournaments.  She would like to become a professional tennis player, but first would like to go to College and play tennis at the NCAA level. 


A few months ago Andrés and Paola started the Puerto Rico chapter of Kids Serving Kids. They realized there was a lot of tennis equipment in good condition being thrown away that could still be used by other youngsters less fortunate than them to enjoy playing the sport they love so much.  They have collected raquets in several tennis tournaments and exhibition games as well as setting permanent collection bins in businesses and tennis clubs. Last month they served as volunteers at the local NJTL Tennis Tournament sponsored by the USTA, where they also donated the collected raquets. Their community work was recently recognized by the Senate of Puerto Rico.

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