Tennis

This page draws together tennis-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.


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Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics tennis.  View the Tennis Fact Sheet

Tennis is a popular sport played at all levels of skill and by players of all ages. Every athlete aims in passing the ball to the opponent's side of the net, striking it with a tennis racquet. The sport emphasizes values, such as fair play, sportsmanship and respect for fellow competitors. Tennis is not only fun to play, but it is a lifetime sport activity that is fun to practice and fun to learn.


Tennis Stories and News


abril 25, 2014 | Latin America: El Salvador

Torneo Multideportivo Zona Oriental

By Johamy Alabi

Las instalaciones de INDES San Miguel, INJUVE y Estadio Felix Charlaix han sido escenario del el torneo multideportivo de la Zona Oriental de Olimpiadas Especiales que se realizo el 08 y 09 de abril.View Story Las instalaciones de INDES San Miguel, INJUVE y Estadio Felix Charlaix han sido escenario del el torneo multideportivo de la Zona Oriental de Olimpiadas Especiales que se realizo el 08 y 09 de abril. Más de 300 Atletas provenientes de los departamentos de San Miguel, Morazán, La Unión y Usulután; mostraron sus capacidades y talentos deportivos participando en las disciplinas deportivas de: atletismo, tenis, bochas, natación y demostración de Actividades Motoras.

About Johamy Alabi :Directora Ejecutiva
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enero 22, 2014 | Latin America: Mexico

Una historia de éxito

By Paola Martinelli

Entrenador Uriel con sus alumnos

Me llamo Juan Uriel Peñaloza López, y desde muy pequeño tuve la oportunidad de conocer el bonito deporte que es el tenis, desafortunadamente no era posible dedicarme como jugador por lo caro que resultaba así que decidí dedicarme como entrenador.View Story Me llamo Juan Uriel Peñaloza López, y desde muy pequeño tuve la oportunidad de conocer el bonito deporte que es el tenis, desafortunadamente no era posible dedicarme como jugador por lo caro que resultaba así que decidí dedicarme como entrenador. Al mudarme a San Luis Potosi mi hermano y yo tuvimos la oportunidad de conocer a Olimpiadas Especiales. Tengo la oportunidad de aprender de un grupo de atletas con discapacidad intelectual que siempre están dispuestos a seguir entrenando y mejorando, me llenan la pila y me ayudan a pensar 2 veces cada que quiero decir que no puedo. En lo personal el poder realizar entrenamientos y competencias unificadas es muy importante ya que ambos grupos se benefician, a unos les ayuda en su desarrollo personal y social y a otros les amplia la perspectiva de cómo convivir con personas con discapacidad intelectual.

About Paola Martinelli:Directora Nacional de Comunicación y Mercadotecnia
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octubre 25, 2013 | Latin America: Argentina

Torneo Nacional de Tenis-Ciudad de Buenos Aires 2013

By Juan Campbell

Desde el viernes 25 de octubre y hasta el sábado 26 de octubre se estará celebrando en las instalaciones del Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimiento Deportivo (CeNARD) el Torneo Nacional de Tenis de OE Argentina-Ciudad de Buenos Aires 2013.View Story Desde el viernes 25 de octubre y hasta el sábado 26 de octubre se estará celebrando en las instalaciones del Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimiento Deportivo (CeNARD) el Torneo Nacional de Tenis de OE Argentina-Ciudad de Buenos Aires 2013. El mismo contará con la participación de +20 atletas provenientes de todos los rincones de la Argentina en lo que promete ser un evento sin igual para el Tenis de OE en la Argentina. El día de mañana más de 20 campeones entrarán a la cancha. Estamos seguros que serán muchos más los que saldrán del CeNARD siéndolo.

About Juan Campbell:Juan Campbell Coordinador de Comunicación Olimpiadas Especiales Argentina
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Tennis Events


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Event

Location

ene 11 - mar 11 2014

Special Olympics Nippon National Summer Games Fukuoka 2014

Athletes from all over Japan will come to the city of Fukuoka for the 2014 Special Olympics Fukuoka Games to participate in 3 days of competition in 12 sports. Athletes will compete in aquatics, athletics, badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, gymnastics, table tennis, volleyball and equestrian.
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Sayaka Sonobe
Email:tokyo_office@son.or.jp
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Multiple locations, Fukuoka
Fukuoka , Kyushu
JAPAN

jun 11 - ago 11 2014

Special Olympics North America 15th National Invitational Tennis Championships

Join us November 6-8 at Van der Meer Shipyard Resort in Hilton Head Isle, South Carolina for 3 days of golf tournament action! Athletes will compete in 5 levels of competition: Level 1 – Individual Skills Competition; Level 2 – Singles/Doubles/ Unified Doubles; Level 4 – Singles/Doubles/ Unified Doubles; Level 5 – Singles/Doubles/ Unified Doubles. Come fill the stands to cheer and support our athletes. See you there!
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Kelly Garrick
Email:KGarrick@so-sc.org
Phone:803-772-1555
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Van der Meer Shipyard Resort
116 Shipyard Drive

Hilton Head Isle, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

jul 11 - sep 11 2014

"Más que Tenis" Fundación Rafa Nadal National Tennis Meeting

Join us on 7-9 November at the Son Moix Sports Center in Palma de Mallorca, where Special Olympics tennis players will enjoy 3 days of tennis, companionship and fun. In 2010, Fundación Rafa Nadal and Special Olympics Spain created the first tennis schools to make tennis more accessible to Special Olympics athletes. Today, there are 15 schools in 6 Regions, where almost 150 athletes train and play twice a week.
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Poliesportiu Son Moix
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands
SPAIN

dic 14 - 15 2014

Southern California Fall Games

Be inspired by athletic determination and courage. Come cheer on more than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California as they compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals and ribbons at Fall Games. The Games will feature our six fall/winter sports — bowling, floor hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Fall Games, one of our largest competitions, is the second of two Southern California competitions held every year.
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Fountain Valley and Irvine
Fountain Valley and Irvine, California
UNITED STATES

ene 15 - 17 2015

The Xperience Tennis Invitational

Xperience Special Olympics tennis at its best. This three-day tennis extravaganza takes place in January at the Boar's Head Inn & Sports Club, one of the country’s finest tennis venues and a fitting location for the best Special Olympics tennis athletes in the nation. Mix in world-class volunteers from the University of Virginia athletics programs and the Charlottesville community and you’ve got an ace of an event!
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Katie Botha
Email:kbotha@specialolympicsva.org
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Boar's Head Inn & Sports Club
200 Ednam Dr.

Charlottesville , Virginia
UNITED STATES

jul 24 - feb 8 2015

World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015

In July of 2015 more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will come to Los Angeles, California for the Special Olympics World Summer Games and enjoy 10 days full of joy, friendship and competition. Athletes will compete in 22 sports. The event expects to attract 500,000 spectators and 30,000 volunteers and 3,000 coaches.
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World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015
Email:info@la2015.org
Phone:213-892-6018
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Various Locations, Los Angeles
Los Angeles , California
UNITED STATES

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Tennis Competitions

2014 USA Games

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games ran June 14-21. See results and stories.


2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Athens, Greece, was the home of the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. That year, it was the world’s largest sporting event for athletes with intellectual disabilities. See results by athlete, delegation and bib number.


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