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Choose from 6 different tennis programs in over 20 locations across our beautiful state.
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Apex Clinics Apex Clinics are a joint partnership between Apex Parks and Recreation, Western Wake Tennis Association, and ATANC. Participants will have the chance to learn the fundamentals of the game such as backhand, forehand, and groundstrokes. Racquets are provided but are limited so it is helpful if you can provide your own. Parents and/or caregivers are asked to stay during the clinic. Coach Nancy King 2022 Spring Schedule March 27, April 3, 10, 24, May 1,8,15,22, 29 Sundays, 3:00 – 4:00 ages 8 – 15 Sundays, 4:00 – 5:00pm, ages 16 and up Location Apex Community Park 2200 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex, NC 27511 Registration Clinic registration is through the Town of Apex, Parks and Recreation Dept. Spring Registration link coming soon Contact Allie Prelaske for information. 919-249-3507 Volunteer Opportunities We would love to have you help out at the clinics! Training is required. Please visit the Western Wake Tennis Association website for more information.
715 Fairview Rd. Asheville, NC 28803
Training: Thursday, April 21 from 4:00-6:00 pm
Clinics: (Mondays) May 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Registration for athletes and volunteers, following COVID-19 safety guidelines, at avlrec.com under the Therapeutic Recreation link.
Questions? Email Head Coach Wayne Forester at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lou Welch at Lou@atanc.org.
Abilities Tennis in partnership with Belmont Parks and Recreation, bring you new clinics for players 8 and up.
Sundays, 4:00 – 5:00pm September 19 – October 31
Click the link to register: https://parksrec.egov.basgov.com/belmont
Davis Park Tennis Courts 204 Park Dr, Belmont, NC 28012
Brunswick Southport Clinics
Two Programs: One for teens and one for adults Middle and High School Student Clinics Provided through the county’s Exceptional Children classes. Home schooled teens are also welcome to attend.
Smithville Township District Park 8340 SE River Road Southport, NC.
Dates: TBD 10:30AM -12:00PM Middle school honors students from our PEGASUS program will be there to help our adult volunteers. Adult Clinics Wednesdays at Smithville Park from 10:30AM – 12:00PM. We are hoping to make this a year-round program. Dates TBD For more information contact Karen Holbrook
Abilities Tennis clinics in Cary are a joint partnership between Cary Parks and Recreation, Western Wake Tennis Association and Abilities Tennis Association of NC. Cary clinics are for players 8 and up.
January 8th 2:00-3:00pm full, with wait list January 22nd 2:00-3:00pm full, with wait list February 5th 2:00-3:00pm full, with wait list February 12th 2:00-3:00pm 9/10, 1 spot left February 26th 2:00-3:00pm 8/10, 2 spots left
Contact Judy Newsome to register: Judy.Newsome@townofcary.org Phone: (919) 462-2027 www.townofcary.org/gold
All clinics held at Cary Tennis Park, 2727 Louis Stephens Dr., Cary, NC 27519
We would love to have you help out at the clinics! Please visit the Western Wake Tennis Association website for more information.
Summer Play Days 2021
Saturdays 4:00-5:15PM July 10, 31 and August 14th
Chapel Hill Tournament
Abilities Tennis Tournament – Annually in October in partnership with Special Olympics
Chapel Hill Clinics
Come join for weekly clinics given by specially trained coaches and volunteers for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Fall Special Olympic Clinics Saturdays 4:00-5:30 Sept 11 – Nov 6
The Chapel Hill Tennis Club 403 Westbrook Dr Carrboro, NC 27510
Those interested please email Rich Green to make sure we have enough courts to accommodate players planning to come.
Abilities Tennis of NC is excited to announce new clinics starting this fall in Charlotte! This program is free to Abilities Tennis Athletes and is funded through grants through USTA and donations from individuals, companies and organizations.
Sundays, 5:00-6:30pm September 19, 26 October 3, 17, 24
Blakeney Tennis Club
You may register to volunteer for one or more of the clinics. Each clinic is listed individually. There are 10 spots available. Please cancel your reservation should your plans change. Remember to bring your racquet, a water bottle and towel.
Clinics for Ages 8+ in partnership with Clayton Parks & Rec. Participants will learn the fundamentals, play games, and have fun! Parents and/or caregivers are asked to stay during the clinic. Buddy volunteers are provided by local high school athletes and the Clayton Youth Council.
Sundays October 3-24 1:00-2:00PM
Clayton Community Park Tennis Courts 1075 Amelia Church Road Clayton, NC
Participants must bring a labeled water bottle. We encourage everyone to wear sunscreen and dress in appropriate athletic attire, including footwear. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early for lessons. For the safety of all participants, we encourage all parents/guardians/caretakers to observe the lessons from their vehicles or lawn chairs outside the fence. For more COVID-19 safety guidelines from USTA Tennis, please visit: https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-statement-on-safety-of-playing-tennis-during-the-covid-19-v.html In the event of inclement weather, the Recreation Program Coordinator will inform the class about make-up sessions. By crossing the ‘red line’ and entering the Clayton Community Park Tennis Courts, you are affirming: – I do not have COVID-19. – I have not knowingly been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the past 7 days. – I do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 including a temperature/fever or chills. – I will wear a mask the entire duration of class.
Saturdays 12:00noon – 1:00pm September 11 – October 30
Les Myers Park 338 Lawndale Avenue Concord, NC 28025 Head Coach Chad Oxendine Email email@example.com to register or volunteer
Clinics for all level players ages 5 & up. Racquets, tennis balls, and instruction provided. Come to one or all sessions! All participants must register.
Wednesdays, 5:45 – 6:15 PM September 8-29
Herman Park 900 Park Ave. Goldsboro, NC 27533
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Greenville Play Day
with the ECU Women’s Tennis team!
Saturday, November 13 10:30am-12:00 pm
River Birch Tennis Center 516 W. Arlington Blvd Greenville, NC
Partnership program between ATANC, Henderson Tennis Association, Henderson Country Club & Henderson County Parks & Recreation Ages 8 years and older and all levels of tennis experience are welcome. Pre-Registration required for clinics.
Hendersonville Country Club
1860 Hebron Rd Hendersonville, NC 28739 with Coach Pam Cloer
Sundays 2:00-3:00P Dates TBD
Will be available after dates are set Call Hendersonville Parks and Rec to register: 828-697-4884
Abilities Tennis in partnership with the Greater Hickory Tennis Association and Hickory Parks, Recreation, and Sports Tourism bring you free tennis clinics for athletes ages 8 and up.
SATURDAYS 4:00-5:00 PM September 11, 18 October 2-23
Hickory City Park Tennis Courts 1581 12th St Dr NW, Hickory, NC 28601
Click here to register (then click on the tennis tab)
These clinics are a partnership between Kinston Parks and Recreation Department, Radd, and Abilities Tennis.
Dates TBD Saturdays 10:00-11:00 Registration Registration is through Kinston Parks and Recreation Questions? April Houston, RADD 252-522-2814 email@example.com or Lou Welch 919-606-4917 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Fay Park Tennis Courts 1003 Phillips Road Kinston, NC
Outerbanks Dare County Clinics
We’re excited to bring Abilities Tennis to this new location! OBXTA, Dare County Special Olympics and Abilities Tennis Association of North Carolina are partnering to bring tennis for athletes with any disability ages 8 years and up
Kill Devil Hills Parks and Recreation Tennis Courts 602 Mustian St. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am Dates TBD
Pinehurst Parks and Recreation department in partnership with Abilities Tennis Association of North Carolina provide these tennis clinics to athletes with intellectual disabilities ages 8 and up. All levels of play whether you are just learning the basics or are a seasoned athlete with Special Olympics. Parents/Caregivers are asked to stay for participants under 18.
Thursdays 5:00-6:30pm Clinics have been postponed until Fall
Visit Pinehurst Parks & Recreation Department Catalog page to register
Tennis Courts, Rassie Wicker Park 10 Rassie Wicker Dr Pinehurst, NC 28374 Please email Nicole Benbow for more information or call 919-856-6710 to register.
Click on a tournament to see more details Winter Chill – Annually on the first Saturday of December Unified Doubles National Qualifier – Annually in September Raleigh Tournaments Click on a tournament to see more details Winter Chill – Annually on the first Saturday of December Unified Doubles National Qualifier – Annually in September Raleigh Clinics Abilities Tennis of North Carolina and Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources are pleased to present tennis Clinics for Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities. Ages 8 and up. All levels of tennis experience welcome!
2021 Fall Schedule
Saturdays 3:30pm – 5:00pm Head Coach John Richardson Courts 1-4 Sept 18-Oct 30th 2:00-3:00pm Max 10 players 3:30-5:00pm clinics Max 18 players
Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center 1905 Spring Forest Rd Raleigh, NC 27615
Rocky Mount Clinics
Sundays, 4:00 – 5:00pm October 3, 17, 24, November 7
NC Wesleyan College Indoor Tennis Facility 18 Tyler Drive Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Salem College Clinics Coach Ed Steel and the Salem College Tennis Team along with Coach Charles Hunsucker host Abilities Tennis Clinics for players ages 8 and up. 2021 Schedule Time: 11:00 – 12:00 Sept 11, 18 and 25 Location Salem College Tennis Courts https://abilitiessalemcollege.eventbrite.com
15 spots available for athletes (participants) and 15 for volunteers.
Saturdays, 2:00-3:00PM Dates TBD Cory Rockow, tennis pro at Country Club of Salisbury, is teaching the clinics along with several volunteers. Register for one or all of the clinics depending on your schedule. Bring your tennis racquet if you have one, if not, we will provide you with one. Volunteers You will receive more information about a training on March 7th from 1:00 – 2:00pm before the first clinic.
Wake Forest 2021 Schedule Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00pm September 11 – October 30 Location Heritage High Park 1140 Forestville Road Wake Forest, NC 27587 Registration Online registration coming soon. Contact Kelly Schurtz at 919-435-9559 with any questions. For additional registration instructions and details on how to create a profile: Click here Volunteer Opportunities Sign up to volunteer
Swing Into Spring – March 19, 2022
Join the fun and learn to play tennis. All levels from beginner to advanced. Practice includes drills, lessons, and match play. Clinics are given by specially trained coaches and are open for all persons with intellectual disabilities.
Althea Gibson Tennis Center Empie Park
Thursdays 4:30- 6:00pm January 27 – June 16 Athletes must register to participate.
Email Coach Billie Fitzsimons to register: adaptivetennisWilm@gmail.com A Medical Waiver is required and will be emailed to you to fill out in advance.(We’ll have them available just in case) Questions? Contact Coach Billie Fitzsimons at 910-200-4101
Fall clinics are being scheduled. Check your location or the calendar for dates. Keep checking back if you don't see dates in your area.
Don’t see anything close to you? Contact us about starting a program or scheduling a Play Day!
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Abilities Tennis Association works with the USTA, local Community Tennis Associations, private tennis clubs, school systems, and Parks and Recreation departments within the state of North Carolina to provide tennis programs for people with intellectual disabilities.