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ADAPTIVE TENNIS

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The USTA is dedicated to creating and enhancing tennis opportunities for ALL individuals who wish play tennis. The Adaptive Tennis Spotlights feature some of the individuals, programs and events that are devoted to making tennis available to individuals with unique abilities and circumstances.

SPOTLIGHTS

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Results: 24 Record(s) Found.

Wayne D. McCoy Beach Blast was a blast!

Beach Blast athletes participated in an Adopt-a-Unit packing party.
The Virginia Beach Wayne D. McCoy Beach Blast was a blast. This year's event drew 38 athletes and over 70 volunteers. A new addition to this year’s Beach Blast was an Adopt-a-Unit packing party for the latest unit adopted by USTA/Virginia Tennis - Detachment 19, Alpha Company, 48th Combat Support Hospital, a medical unit out of Fort Story in Virginia Beach. Read More
 

Class Act: Boschert serves special athletes

KC Tennis Buddies
Christian Boschert is an 18-year-old honors student that decided to give back to the community via a partnership with some very special athletes, the Kansas City Tennis Buddies. In a matter of months the teen assembled volunteers, court time and grant funding. Read More
 

Henry Cox adapts, achieves and inspires

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Henry Cox was born without a left arm. From day one, he learned to adapt to his world, making certain that he would not be left out of anything he really wanted to do. Henry has always been an enthusiastic winner in both sports and life! While he may have only one arm, his determination and vision make him able to do it all. Read More
 

Special Olympics' Suriano spreads hopeful message

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Janice Suriano, a Special Olympics athlete, motivated a standing-room-only crowd at the 2013 USTA Annual Meeting in Weston, Fla. with a hopeful message about the game of tennis. Read More
 

Children with autism benefit from Kidspeed outreach efforts

Inner City Tennis- Hale Elementary
Kidspeed is a fast-moving, vibrant program that promotes athletic skill development in early childhood by participating in multiple activity stations. For the past two years, Kidspeed has partnered with the special education teachers at Hale Elementary School in Minneapolis to offer a unique program to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Read More
 

Cedar Rapids tennis star masters checkers

Fred Hines
Being the star of the Cedar Rapids Special Olympics tennis team taps into just one of Fred Hines's many talents. In addition to winning gold medals during the Iowa Special Olympics state tennis competitions, he is virtually undefeated as a checkers player. Read More
 

USMC veteran Le finds renewed strength, spirit through tennis

Lam Le
United States Marine Corps sergeant Lam Le lost his left leg to cancer less than three years ago, yet soon after gained a lifelong outlet for physical and mental health with tennis. Read More
 

Regional Trainings for the Growth of Paralympic Sport

US Paralympics
U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will facilitate seven regional training and collaboration events to facilitate the growth of Paralympic sport programming for individuals with physical and visual disabilities, including disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. Training, tools and resources to successfully develop and/or enhance adaptive sport programs will be included. Read More
 

Smith shines on court, backed by Easter Seals care

Auburn Smith
Nationally ranked Wheelchair Tennis player Auburn Smith is thriving in part thanks to the care of the Easter Seals organization helping individuals with special needs. Read More
 

Missouri Valley "ALL Stars Day" provides Adaptive Tennis blueprint

Des Moines ALL Stars
Eight teams from the USTA Missouri Valley section gathered for the second annual "ALL Stars Day," an outstanding blend of social interaction and tennis competition to create the perfect expose for Adaptive Tennis competition. Read More
 
Results: 24 Record(s) Found.

Submit Your Program Spotlight

The USTA National Adaptive Tennis Committee would like to know more about your programs, people and events. This gives recognition to the great work you’re doing and inspires others to provide similar services. Contact us now!
 
Joyce Dreslin, USTA Adaptive Tennis Committee, Spotlight Project Team Leader

Register Your Adaptive Tennis Program

The USTA has developed a database of Adaptive Tennis Programs with the purpose of connecting tennis players with the programs available to meet their tennis needs. Stay informed about grants, events, awards and more.
 
It is free to register your program.

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