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May 14, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Hungary

Monica Seles Shares her Tennis Tips with Special Olympics Athletes

By Suzanne Coogan

Special Olympics athletes in Hungary learnt from the best, former world no 1 Monica Seles, on Hungarian Tennis Day which was organised by Special Olympics Hungary and the Hungarian Tennis Association. Guest of Honour Seles travelled to Hungary from her home in Florida to show her commitment to Special Olympics athletes and to spread a message of inclusion and acceptance for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Hungary and the HTA signed a formal agreement in September 2013 with the aim of increasing the popularity of Special Olympics tennis through joint initiatives and programs such as Hungarian Tennis Day. Hungary has a long and proud tradition in the sport of tennis. Legendary Hungarian tennis stars from the last 20 years also took part in the special skills session for athletes including Agnes Szavay (WTA No.13,2008), Andrea Temesvári (WTA No.7,1984) and Petra Mandula (WTA No.30,2004. Monica Seles committed to continuing her support of Special Olympics.

About Suzanne Coogan: Media and Public Awareness, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia

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