Welcome to any new athletes who want to learn how to play tennis and welcome back to those who have played with us before!
The Area 26 Tennis program normally runs practices indoors and outdoors from early fall through the end of the spring season. Spring is our official season for meets and tournaments and in June each year we take a tennis team to the state summer games in Richmond.
The tennis team consists of athletes at all levels of tennis skills, from beginners who play on smaller courts with smaller rackets and foam balls all the way up to “match play” players who play regular tennis on a full-sized court. If you are an athlete interested in playing in our program or a volunteer interested in helping out, send an email to the tennis coordinator at the clickbox below for more information.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO WINTER INDOOR TENNIS THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID COMPLICATIONS AND COACHING STAFF AVAILABILITY.
Coordinator: Jean-Marie O’Neil
Special Olympics Tennis is conducted under ITF rules.
The Special Olympics rules for Tennis provide modifications to control the length of matches through no-add scoring and options for short Sets. More recently, Special Olympics has introduced additional options for shorter courts and low-compression balls for athletes of lower ability.
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