Winter Chill

North Carolina State University will be host for the 11th Annual Abilities Tennis Association of North Carolina’s Winter Chill Tennis Tournament!


9:00-9:30am Athletes Registration

8:45-9:15am Volunteer Sign-In

9:30am Welcome from NCSU Coach, Simon Earnshaw and Lou Welch, Executive Director of ATANC

9:45am Play Begins!

12:00-1:30pm Lunch (staggered format)

1:30- 3:30 or 4:00pm Play continues! Closing Ceremony

Athletes can choose to play skills court, short court, or full court. Athletes will also have the opportunity to partner with the NCSU women’s tennis team.

This year we will continue with the tradition of bringing t-shirts (new and gently used) for students to take to Guatemala on a mission trip in February. Thanks in advance!

Sponsored by North Carolina Tennis Association, Western Wake Tennis Association and Raleigh Tennis Association


Footprints on the Court

An evening of tennis, music, food, and drink await you at our annual fundraiser benefitting the Abilities Tennis Association of North Carolina (ATANC). 

If you are intrested in Footprints on the Court Sponsorship, please click here

Player registration includes tennis, t-shirt, dinner, two drink coupons, and music. If you just want to enjoy the food, drink, music and tennis off the court? Register as a Tennis Fan!

On the Court Schedule of Events

Mixed and women’s doubles will be played in a round-robin format.

5:00 – 6:00
Unified Doubles: This is your opportunity to play with one of our Abilities Tennis athletes! Come a little earlier to find your partner. Please arrive at 4:45 to sign in.

6:00 – 7:00
Session 1: Women’s Doubles

7:00 – 8:00
Session 2: Mixed Doubles

Off the Court Schedule of Events

Enjoy the sounds of the band 40-Love and dinner from Carolina Ale House! Bid on the fantastic items in our Silent Auction provided by many tennis teams and local businesses.

Auction begins

6:00 – 8:00
Dinner by Carolina Ale House

8:30 – 10:00
40-LOVE plays in the ballroom

9:00 – 9:30
Auction Ends

Why Support Abilities Tennis?

The Abilities Tennis Association of North Carolina (ATANC) provides tennis opportunities across the state of North Carolina for athletes with intellectual disabilities.  Funds raised at this event will support free tennis clinics, free tennis tournaments, and the enhancement of tennis opportunities in  camps and the school setting. Watch the videos below to see the impact of these programs, or visit the website at to learn more



Abilities Tennis Event Hosted by Special Olympics of Orange County


Registration and Warm up begins at 12:30.

Full court, short court, and skills courts offered.

Clinic and warm-up

Skills Competition

Unified and Partner Doubles (We will find you a partner if you do not have one available)

Singles competition if there is interest and courts available

*snacks and drinks will be provided. Please eat lunch beforehand. This event is outdoors and weather dependent. There is no fee for the even


Bull City Tennis Tournament

Abilities Tennis and Hope Farms Valley YMCA are teaming up to present a fun round robin tennis tournament for Abilities Tennis players in NC. We will start play on Saturday afternoon, September 15th at 3:00pm and after sweating it out, we will have a pool party followed by pizza! We hope you all can join us for this fun event.

We are grateful to Hope Valley YMCA for allowing us to use their facilities.

*Format (singles or doubles) will be determined depending on number of participants.

AUGUST 3RD UPDATE: Due to rain, we have decided to postpone this event.  The new date will be September 15th