Everyone can play the sport of tennis, with the appropriate equipment. People of any age, environment, condition or ability are invited to enjoy the game.
ACEing Autism uses tennis to enhance health and fitness, hand-eye coordination, motor development and social skills for juniors 5-18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Each week participants will work on different fundamentals of the game of tennis. Participants will have an opportunity to increase their social skills through taking turns, working in teams, and following instructions.
Racquets and all equipment are provided. Participants should wear athletic clothing and sneakers and bring water. We ask that parents/caregivers be responsible for assisting with any toileting or self-care if necessary.
When: Saturdays 9 to 10 am, September 14 through October 19 (rain make-up if needed October 26)
A second clinic will be added from 10 to 11 am if needed.
Where: Murphy-Oakley Park, 715 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC
Cost: $50 for six sessions
ATA Supports Special Olympics Tennis this Fall
Special Olympics Tennis will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm at ARC South, September 3 - October 29.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Debbie Southern: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy in 1968 to inspire changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Buncombe County provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for youth and adults. Sports include alpine skiing and snowboarding, aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, cheerleading, gymnastics, powerlifting, tennis, and soccer. We are a volunteer based organization with zero overhead cost. All money raised goes directly to our athletes. Special Olympics never charges the athletes or families to participate in our program.