Abilities Tennis Association of North Carolina (ATANC) is a non profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising awareness and developing adaptive tennis programs for persons with intellectual disabilities throughout the state of North Carolina. Their goal is to provide adaptive tennis programs year round through clinics, tournaments, and PE-Adaptive Tennis in the Public School systems. They work closely with USTA NC, Community Tennis Associations, Public School Systems, Parks and Recreation departments and Special Olympics of NC.
Abilities Tennis has adapted tennis programs to accommodate individuals with intellectual disabilities. This includes training coaches and volunteers; providing skills based, short court and long court tennis opportunities; and unified doubles which partners individuals without a disability with special needs athletes.
Find out more about the Abilities Tennis Core Program (PE Abilities Tennis, Clinics and Tournament) by watching the videos on their website.
Clinics are held on Saturdays at Cary Tennis Park and Sundays at Apex Community Park.
Town of Cary
Clinics are Saturdays 4:00 to 5:00 pm at Cary Tennis Park. Fall clinic dates TBD. Athletes should contact the Town of Cary to register for the clinics.
Most clinics will be held in the covered courts so it will be rain or shine, however, if it is raining, please check the CTP Program Status website or call Cary Tennis Park at (919) 462-2061.
Town of Apex
Clinics in Apex are Sundays from 4:00 to 5:00 at Apex Community Park or Apex Nature Park. Fall clinic dates TBD. Athletes should contact the Town of Apex to register for the clinics.
In the event of inclement weather contact the Apex Weather Hotline: (919) 249-3348.
Volunteers are always needed to help with clinics. Training is required and once trained, volunteers can help at any location of Abilities Tennis Clinics and events. Next training will be in August. Registration is required and space is limited. Contact Laura for more information.