Children 10 and under are invited to play in a tennis tournament to help underprivileged kids

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A local foundation that raises money to put underprivileged kids on the tennis court is holding a 10 and under tournament Friday.

The Stephanie Waterman Foundation was started in honor of Stephanie a local tennis pro, whose mother was also a top ranking tennis player in England.

Stephanie's life was cut short but her memory and her goal to help kids play tennis lives on through her foundation, which is hosting a tournament Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Overland Park Racquet Club.

"We use tennis as a way to connect with kids and kind of have them use the sport as a platform to change their attitudes in some cases in most cases education," Vick Newsom with the foundation said.