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A Grand Slam day for Special Olympics Hungary

It was a Grand Slam for Special Olympics Hungary and the tournament it organized on 15 June 2014 as part of the first Special Olympics European Tennis Day. Held in Budapest, Special Olympics tennis players joined six internationally known national champions, Davis and Fed Cup players, and Olympians on court. Star players Gergely Kisgyörgy, Gábor Köves, László Markovits, Zsófia Gubacsi, Anikó Kapros and Agnes Szavay, who is a Special Olympics Hungary ambassador, jumped at the chance to pass on their skills, knowledge and passion to enthusiastic Special Olympics players. Tennis ball “pings” and “thuds” were mixed with laughter and happy chatter from participants. The “come and try events” followed by “play and stay” were spirited, wonderfully colorful and fun. The day ended on a perfect note with singer Anita, another Special Olympics Hungary ambassador, giving a concert. Special Olympics Hungary will host a regional tennis seminar 3-5 October 2014.