The USC men's tennis team partnered up with students at 32nd Street School to celebrate the Harper for Kids foundation, which renovated an old parking lot and provided brand new tennis courts for the school.Tim Harper, president and co-founder of Harper for Kids, along with head coach Peter Smith spent the morning teaching the students the lessons of John Wooden's "Pyramid of Success" and the building blocks to life.
"We just want to motivate the kids to be hard workers in the classroom and in every aspect of their lives," said Harper. "These tennis courts not only provide the kids with some physical activity but also teaches them about the importance of teamwork and working with each other."
Members of the men's tennis team, led by Senior Daniel Nguyen, taught students the basic forehand and backhand strokes of tennis and played an inaugural game of doubles with some of the students and faculty members.
(Photos by Farren Benjamin)