Players thankful to serve others, give back

FIRST PHOTO: Hawaii Pacific University’s Karen Ramirez (left) and University of Georgia’s Maho Kowase feed balls to adult participants in a free tennis clinic Saturday morning at the Wailea Tennis Club. Players and coaches from HPU and Georgia conducted the morning clinic for adults, while Illinois and Oklahoma State staffed the free afternoon session for children. HPU player Lea Utermann of Germany said that it felt good to give back. “We’re so fortunate to play in a tennis club like this,” Utermann said. “It’s so pretty here, and we get to used it. It’s always nice to give back, and we also learn a lot from them.”

SECOND PHOTO: HPU players Lea Utermann (right) and Vivian Hansen help players work on their overhead kills Saturday.