Chirag collected 25 rackets from the Lifetime Tennis Program (Pleasanton) to help the Kids Serving Kids program. He also donated 30 rackets and tennis bags to the EPATT Palo Alto!
Pleasanton Lifetime Tennis is a strong supporter of KSK with the KSK Giant Racket display. Thank you!
Chirag Narayanakere is a recent graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He started playing tennis at the age of nine and fell in love with the sport. Chirag played in USTA tournaments growing up and played singles on the Cupertino High School Boys Tennis Team. Chirag wants to help more kids play tennis, regardless of their socioeconomic background, by collecting used tennis equipment and donating them to those in need.
"I want to thank the Bay Area community for all their support over the years. I am located in the South Bay and am more than willing to drive to meet anyone who can donate, given the COVID-19 situation. Let’s continue to help more youth in need through the gift of tennis!"
2020 Update: Chirag provides free tennis clinics around the South Bay, but given the current state of affairs, he has put things on hold.
- Chirag Narayanakere, Founder of KSK Santa Clara
Chirag donated 20 racquets to the Silver Creek High School Girl’s Tennis Team. Above, he is pictured handing the donation to Paula Thomas, the coach for the girls team. He also donated 25 rackets to Chris Samuel of NorCal USTA to further donate to children at the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club. Thank you to everyone for their continued support!
Chirag fulfilled a local need by donating 25 racquets and 75 lightly used tennis balls to Mr. Lee Noble of Snell Community School in San Jose, CA. Mr. Noble was very pleased to receive this donation for his students. Thank you everyone for donating your rackets to KSK, making it possible to meet the local need!