All-In Adaptive Tennis Program
A central Pennsylvania program is helping to make tennis all-inclusive.
The Lititz-based All-In Adaptive Tennis program is back in action this spring. All-In is an inclusive tennis program, designed for those with physical, mental or emotional challenges, and those without.
“We have able-bodied friends and family attend classes along with adaptive players,” Melissa Landis, lead instructor and creator of All-In Adaptive Tennis said. “This program lives up to its name, all are welcome.”
All-In began in January 2020 at Linden Hall School for Girls in Lititz, Pa., thanks in large part to the focus and determination of Landis, Tennis Service Representative, Cathy Shaak, and the Central Pennsylvania District council members.
Unfortunately, like many things in 2020 it came to a screeching halt.
Classes started back up again in 2022. All-In began its first of two six-week sessions in January.
Classes are held on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. at Linden Hall. The program is indoors in the gym during winter, and outside on the campus courts in the warmer months. The total cost for a six-week session is $50. Participants do not have to sign up at the beginning of the session to attend, and can join mid-session.
Don’t have a racquet? No problem. All of the equipment will be provided. If you prefer to play with your own racquet, please bring it with you.
Sessions run for six weeks:
Session 1 - Jan. 21–Mar. 4
Session 2 - Mar. 11–Apr. 15
Landis leads the program with help from Linden Hall student volunteers, council members and members of the tennis community. Just like the name suggests, all are welcome to participate. Able-bodied athletes and those with disabilities play together with one goal: to learn and enjoy the game of tennis.
If you are interested in participating or learning more, please register here.
Landis is always looking for volunteers or would like more information regarding All-In. If you’re interested, please reach out to Landis at: firstname.lastname@example.org.