WELCOME TO ABILITIES TENNIS!

Bringing health, friendship, and community to individuals with intellectual disabilities through the sport of tennis.

Serving adults and children ages 8 and up

Join us October 22nd at 6PM

for our Annual Footprints on the Court Fundraiser! and help us keep all our tennis programming free of charge to participants.
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A LIFETIME SPORT FOR EVERYONE

WHY TENNIS?

Tennis can be modified in many ways to help athletes with intellectual disabilities stay active, get fit, and experience success.
Players get the exercise they need while meeting new friends and developing and reaching their own goals
Some players start by first observing or just participate in moving on the court. Every athlete’s progression is unique. One-on-one attention helps athletes achieve success.
Many of our players are highly competitive and some play in USTA leagues. Most of our athletes fall into every level in-between.[/advli

2019 IMPACT

500+

ATHLETES

5098

VOLUNTEER HOURS

32

PROGRAMS ACROSS NC

298

EVENTS

A COURT FOR EVERY PLAYER

Players train and compete on a court matching their skill level - from beginner to highly competitive. Each court has at least one coach and 1:1 ratio of volunteers to athletes.

Section 1

SKILLS COURT

Athletes perform a variety of tennis-based skills with foam or red dot balls. Coaches will also feed the ball to the athlete on a QuickStart or shortened tennis court. At tournaments, points are given for successful skill completion.

SHORT COURT

Provides a transition for athletes who have been successful on Skills Court and want to start playing points. Downsized court boundaries allow athletes to be more successful as they work on developing their foot work and learning tennis strategy. Doubles and Unified Doubles play.

FULL COURT

Singles, Doubles, and Unified Doubles utilizing the full tennis court and regular tennis balls. Modifications are made to control the length of matches through no-ad scoring and options for short sets.

fun. fitness. friends. support.

Why Abilities Tennis? Find out all the ways you can benefit from being a part of the ATANC Community.

FIND A PROGRAM NEAR YOU

Click on a county to see what tennis opportunities are available to you. Come play or volunteer!

ALL PROGRAMS FREE OF CHARGE

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, plus grants from the USTA, we are able to provide all tennis programs free of charge to participants.
It has been an absolute joy...

for all our family to participate in adaptive tennis events through Abilities Tennis of North Carolina over the past nine years. We have watched this segment of the sport, which serves some very special athletes, grow to heights we didn’t dream possible.
-Charles Hunsucker, Parent & Coach