Tennis

Female athlete playing tennis; taking a swing at the ball during a game.
In an exciting first, Special Olympics has worked with our partner, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to create a free e-learning course called an "Introduction to Coaching Players with Intellectual Disabilities" for the ITF’s online learning platform the ITF Academy.
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Five people stand at a podium at the U.S. Senate. They are framed by the U.S. flag on the left side and by the Senate flag on the right side.
On Thursday, 5 March 2020, Members of Congress, the UAE Embassy, and Special Olympics USA athletes from Southern California, Virginia, D.C., Maryland, Ohio, and Connecticut gathered for a screening of The Road to Abu Dhabi, a documentary about the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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Four athletes stand side by side in a group in front of a tennis net
33 of Top Special Olympics North America Tennis Athletes Featured
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A group of 13 athletes and representatives standing an kneeling in two rows outside.
Around the world, Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities are leading community-based projects for inclusion. Paola and Maria, two Special Olympics youth leaders from El Salvador, share their experiences working together to create change.
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four images of athletes in action poses.
All across the nation, Special Olympics athletes are gearing up for their state’s annual Summer Games.
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Ian Harper and Mary Moore
Ian Harper, a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger, interviews Mary Moore, the Head Coach of Special Olympics USA’s tennis team.
Brittany with a woman on the courts. Brittany is smiling big and has on a USA shirt. in the background is a Play Unified sign.
Brittany Tagliareni has won her first game of the 2019 World Games in a hard-fought match against Belgium's Lies Gielis, daughter of late European football legend Marc Gielis.
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Clara on the court with a tennis racket swinging at the ball.
Clara is one of only three people with Down Syndrome in the world officially certified as a Zumba instructor.
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