Empowering Future Tennis Champions
The Drew Hassenbein Foundation, dedicated to our beloved Drew, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization helping expose underprivileged children to the sport of tennis, sponsoring elite juniors, and helping aspiring pros to become the next USA tennis champions.
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“Dear Drew” stories are posted every Friday and have been helping keep his legacy alive.
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Meet Sydney, Drew’s older sister, his first and forever friend
It was the week before the Roslyn JV tennis team tryout, and I couldn’t help but feel a mix of nerves and excitement. It was a moment I had been waiting for, but as the tryout got closer, I couldn’t help but second-guess my tennis abilities.
My parents tried to give me advice, to reassure me of my abilities, but Drew just looked at me and laughed.
Yes, he laughed. He simply said, “Put on your shoes and let’s get on that court”. So, I did just that for the rest of the week, and instead of worrying I did everything I could to prepare. At first, I took offense by his laughter, but really his…