DORCHESTER, Mass. – The Curry College tennis teams volunteered at Volleys Against Violence last week, an organization with the Boston Police Department that brings youth of all ages from all over Boston to Sportsmen's Tennis Club for weekly, free tennis with Sportsmen's coaches and Boston Police officers. VAV started in 2009 with eight participants and one police volunteer and has grown tremendously in the years since.
The tennis teams split into three separate groups and assisted in running tennis clinics plus many more activities during the day.
VAV empowers youth to develop important life skills both on and off the tennis court. Youth participants learn to work as a team, to set and achieve goals, to respect one another, to respect police officers and to resolve conflicts as well as learn the importance of making an effort and trying new things.