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We are a global organization with programs in over 220 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.

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.

Finesse and Power

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.

About This Page

Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities. Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with. The extra information in our coaching guides about working with people with ID is what makes our materials helpful and valuable.  

Quizzes

Tennis Events

  • May
    14
    South Central Regional Tennis
    May 14, 2016
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Kansas
    South Central Regional Tennis

    Join us May 14th at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita, Kansas as our athletes from the South Central Region compete and show their skill in tennis competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the link and contact information below.

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    Contact: Ali Barnard
    Email: barnarda@ksso.org
    Phone: 316-253-4202

    May 14, 2016
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Bishop Carroll High School
    8101 W Central Ave
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    14
    Area 12 Tennis Competition
    May 14, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Temple
    Texas
    Area 12 Tennis Competition

    The Heart of Texas Area will host the Area Tennis Competition on May 14. Competition in Singles, Doubles, Unified, and Individual Skills will be held. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9:00 a.m.

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    Contact: Tommy Smith or Claire McFerran
    Email: tsmith@sotx.org
    Phone: 254-230-4824

    May 14, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Summitt Fitness and Tennis Center
    620 Fryers Creek Road
    Temple, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    14
    Area 11 2016 Tennis Competition
    May 14, 2016
    08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    North Richland Hills
    Texas
    Area 11 2016 Tennis Competition

    The Greater Fort Worth Area Tennis Competition will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Richland Tennis Center. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. with competition beginning immediately after.

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    Contact: Cheryl Bledsaw
    Email: cbledsaw@sotx.org
    Phone: 817-332-3433

    May 14, 2016
    08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Richland Tennis Center
    7111 NE Loop 820
    North Richland Hills, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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