Tennis Buddies

Think back to when you were a kid. Who was the person, other than a parent, who brought a little magic into your life, just by being there? By becoming a Big Tennis Buddy, you can be that person in the life of a child. And you will build treasured memories through a friendship that will change your life, and a child’s, forever.

Be a Big Tennis Buddy

The only requirements are a willingness to be a friend, to have fun, and to see the world (and yourself) through the eyes of a young person.

As a Big, you and your Little will play tennis, go over schoolwork, or just hanging out. And as in any friendship, it is the spontaneous, small moments of shared fun or discovery that you will remember forever. That is the magic a Big brings to the life of a child-and that a Little brings to the life of a Big.

A Big Buddy can open a world of possibilities and opportunities for a young person simply by being a genuine friend. Bigs can get even more out of their friendship than the Littles, and our Littles grow into adults who want to be involved themselves and help another child.

Sign up your child to be a Little Tennis Buddy

Do you remember a person from your childhood who you not only looked up to, but who brought a little magic into your life, just by being there? Likely, it was someone other than your parents, someone you respected, but who did not have an authoritarian, parental role.

Youth development experts agree that, in addition to their parents, children need additional supportive, caring adults in their lives. Little Tennis Buddies are children of school age have been given that advantage, and have a friend there just for them.

Through their friendship, a Big can transform the life of a child, and have lifelong results. Research has shown that the shared experiences between Buddies have a direct and lasting impact on young people’s lives.

Buddies do simple things together-playing tennis, going over schoolwork, volunteering in their communities, or just hanging out together. It’s the friendship that develops while doing these everyday activities that makes the difference.

About the Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters works closely with parents and guardians to match every child with the right Big. Every volunteer is screened, trained, and supervised. Professionals in youth development support each match to help ensure that the relationship will be safe and rewarding for everyone involved.

We will be holding on-site Buddy days on Friday afternoons at 3:30 pm for High School Students and older to be Big Buddies. These sessions will last approximately an hour, which will consist of 30 minutes of study and 30 minutes play.

For more information contact Dav by calling 677-1334 or emailing dav@hawaiitennis.org.