Tennis

Like mainstream tennis, Special Olympics Tennis gives athletes the opportunity to learn and perform a variety of skills that can be played throughout life. In addition to offering traditional singles and doubles events, Special Olympics offers individual skills competition to allow athletes to train and compete in basic tennis skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to match play. These skills include racket bounce, "ups", forehand volley, backhand ground stroke, serve-deuce court, serve-advantage court and alternating ground stroke with movement.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.

Events:

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Unified Sports Doubles
For Coaches: For Athletes & Unified Partners:

Steps to becoming a coach
SOMO Rules

SOI Rules
National Governing Body Rules: USTA

SOMO Doubles Roster Form
Roster Form
Skills Assessment Form

Steps to becoming an athlete

Physical form
Consent form
Unified Partner form
Class A for adult Unified Partners
Class A for minor Unified Partners

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Athlete's Oath

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."  

 

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