Tennis is a popular sport played by players of all ages, at all levels of ability. Athletes are trained in all aspects of the game, including stroke production, court craft and the rules of competition. The sport emphasizes values, such as fair play, sportsmanship and respect for fellow competitors. Tennis is not only fun to play, but it is a lifetime sports activity that is fun to practice and fun to learn.
Did you know?
- Tennis became a statewide SONC sport at the 1986 Summer Games in Charlotte.
- Special Olympics North Carolina was represented by three tennis athletes at the 1991 International Summer Special Olympics Games. Bob Bowler of Mecklenburg County attended as the coach for Team NC.
- United States Tennis Association (USTA) teaching professional John Stone began the Special Olympics North Carolina Tennis program in Sanford in 1985.
- Tennis has been a sport at Fall Tournament since 1992, except for a two-year placement at a different state-level event.
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Sport Development Teams (SDT) are responsible for assisting with local and state level programs and competition, educating coaches and officials, and promoting active engagement among athletes throughout the year. Click here for more information. Certified clinicians supplement the SDT by providing coaches training in their community.
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