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Tennis

This page draws together tennis-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.

Finesse and Power

Tennis is a popular sport played at all levels of skill and by players of all ages. Every athlete aims in passing the ball to the opponent's side of the net, striking it with a tennis racquet. The sport emphasizes values, such as fair play, sportsmanship and respect for fellow competitors. Tennis is not only fun to play, but it is a lifetime sport activity that is fun to practice and fun to learn.

About This Page

Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities. Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with. The extra information in our coaching guides about working with people with ID is what makes our materials helpful and valuable.  

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Tennis Events

  • jun.
    03
    Kansas Summer Games
    jun. 03, 2016 - jun. 05, 2016
     
    Wichita
    Kansas
    Kansas Summer Games

    This three day event will begin on June 3, competition will be held in cycling, tennis and aquatics. Healthy Athletes will also take place. Opening Ceremonies will be on Friday, June 3. Competition in athletics will begin on Saturday June 4 and end on Sunday June 5.

    For more information
    More Details
    Contact: Tim Rehder
    Email: rehdert@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9290

    jun. 03, 2016 - jun. 05, 2016
     
    Wichita State University
    1845 Fairmount St
    Wichita, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • jun.
    10
    Summer Games
    jun. 10, 2016 - jun. 12, 2016
     
    Ewing
    New Jersey
    Summer Games

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination during a weekend of aquatics, bocce, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball and tennis competition.

    For more information

    jun. 10, 2016 - jun. 12, 2016
     
    The College of New Jersey
    Ewing, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • sep.
    15
    Special Olympics Ukraine III Open Games
    sep. 15, 2016 - sep. 18, 2016
     
    Lviv
    UKRAINE
    Special Olympics Ukraine III Open Games

    The third Special Olympics Ukraine Open Games will involved two days of competitions in nine sports including: Swimming, 5-a-side Football, Floorball, Table Tennis, Unified Basketball, Bocce, Kayaking, and Open Water Swimming. Delegations from across Ukraine as well as other European countries will compete in the Games taking place in the UNESCO Heritage city of Lviv, in central Ukraine. The Games are co-organised by the public youth organisation NGO SAMI.

    For more information
    Contact: Andriiy Porodko
    Email: andriiporodk@gmail.com

    sep. 15, 2016 - sep. 18, 2016
     
    Venues across Lviv City
    Lviv, Ukraine
    UKRAINE
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