A’s & Aces’ 1st Interscholastic QuickStart Tennis Team Tournament and Campus Visit
On April 10, thirty-seven children from five Orleans parish public elementary schools participated in the 1st A’s & Aces Interscholastic QuickStart Tennis Team Tournament held at the Goldring Tennis Stadium at Tulane University. Participating schools were Arthur Ashe Charter, Edward Hynes Charter, Lafayette Academy, Milestone SABIS Academy, and Audubon Charter.
After lunch in the University Center, several of the 80 service-learning students of International Development who provided tutoring throughout the school year led the children on a scavenger hunt to explore the campus (locate the library, find the School of Architecture, a dorm, etc) and show them what it means to be a college student. Afterwards the children watched the men’s tennis match against ULL with other Tulane student-athletes (football players, etc) who then gave them a tour of the Athletic Center and talked to them with the Assistant Athletic Director about college life, discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork. Participants then watched a few innings of the baseball game against Rice to end the day.