Free training held in Ames for Special Olympics
Special Olympics Iowa held a training session for tennis professionals on Nov. 11, 2023, for anyone wanting to learn more about working with these athletes. The event was held at the Ames Fitness & Tennis Club and was attended by coaches from Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Knoxville. USTA Iowa’s John Terpkosh led the training sessions along with Bunny Bruning and Seann DeMaris.
“All locations that attended received free tennis equipment (12 red foam balls, 12 orange balls, 12 green balls, and 6 star shaped poly spots),” Terpkosh said. “Knoxville is a new Special Olympics Iowa site and received an additional 12 red foam balls and 10 adult racquets.”
The free training provided information about the necessary requirements to be a Special Olympics Iowa coach, as well as skills sessions on coaching different levels and using the equipment.
If you have an interest in this area, contact Terpkosh at firstname.lastname@example.org.