A Boston Police officer is wasting no time getting senior citizens inside the Dorchester Sportsman's Tennis Club. Despite their age and what society may think, they are ready for some lessons.
Frank Williams knows how to keep them on their feet. It's another way of continuing community policing.
"They deserve it. They really do deserve it. They're great and they have so much wisdom and energy," Williams said. "I just wish they got a little more attention."
Once a month, Frank spends his Thursday morning with the group, and the players enjoy every moment.
"We have so much fun. It doesn't make any difference if you're good, bad, or indifferent," Rainey Fiasconaro said.
"Great to see the seniors up on their feet, moving around, and having something to do," Myrtle Huggins added.
"Frank's a hot ticket. He not only makes it fun. He makes it interesting and stuff like that, so I really enjoy it," Mary Kane said.
He's going above and beyond to protect and serve his community, one tennis ball at a time.
"I've been a police officer for almost 30 years. I've made arrests and everything. There's no joy in that. Taking criminals off the street, that's what you're supposed to do, but this feeds my soul," Williams said.
While Williams has fun with the senior citizens, he also hold classes for kids in the area on Friday nights. And this is all for free.