June 16, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Spain

Celebrating European Tennis Day 2014

By Maureen Rabbitt

As excitement builds for Wimbledon 2014, the inaugural Special Olympics European Tennis Day will take place across Europe on Monday June 16th. With more than 2,000 players with intellectual disabilities participating in 200 events across nine countries, European Tennis Day is backed by Tennis Europe and a host of national tennis federations and professional players. European Tennis Day will be celebrated in Austria, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Luxembourg, Romania and Turkey. Many European tennis stars have signed up to support the day including Hungary’s Agnes Szavay, Russia’s Anastasia Myskina and Alex Lisiecki, coach to Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller. Many people with intellectual disabilities lose chances to participate in tennis due to being seen by their peers as ‘different’ or ‘without ability’. The Special Olympics European Tennis Day brings the European tennis community together to create more opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

About Maureen Rabbitt: I am Communications Director for Special Olympics Europe Eurasia.
Share

Do you have a story to Share?

Tell us your story so we can publish it for others to see.



*

Special Olympics - Become a Fan

Limited-Time Match Offer: Donate Monthly and Help Us Reach More Athletes

Monthly giving is easy and convenient. Donate today and transform lives all year long through the joy of sport.

Special Olympics gets an extra $100 for each new monthly donor.