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Service project highlights tennis holiday

Thursday, December 13, 2012
by Mark McGee

NASHVILLE, TENN. - The Lipscomb University tennis teams do a lot of serving on the court, but this month they served in an entirely different manner.

The members of the men’s and women’s teams spent an evening at the Nashville Rescue Mission. One group worked in the kitchen preparing and serving food. Another group spent time in the dining area and chatted with the men during dinner and also cleaned up after the meal.

We had a great trip to the Nashville Rescue Mission,” Andrew Harris, head coach of both the men’s and women’s teams, said. “It was a quite an experience being able to work alongside the men and women who serve the over 700 people associated with the program.

“Not only that, but the pleasure of sitting alongside people in Nashville that our players might not have contact with otherwise and listen to their stories of life was a tremendous blessing. We hope to be able to come back again and serve in the near future.”

Approximately 200 men were provided meals while the Bisons and Lady Bisons worked.

“When I first set this up I thought it was just going to be LU tennis,” Jamie Aid, Lady Bisons assistant coach, said. “About 15 minutes after we arrived the Belmont women’s tennis team walked through the door. It was fun to serve alongside the Belmont girls. What were the odds of that happening?”