Abilities Tennis

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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 & Volunteer Information

Volunteers sign up for the clinic dates they are available for through our sign up program.  All volunteers need to do a one time training.   Next training will be February 15th from 10:30 to 12:00 at an indoor location in Cary – so rain, shine or cold!  Registration is required and space is limited.   Contact Laura for more information.

**Attention trained volunteers – Sign up link went out 2/1 – if you didn’t get it, it means you are NOT on the distribution list.  Contact Laura.

Town of Cary

Clinics are Saturdays 4:00 to 5:00 pm at Cary Tennis Park.  Spring 2020 dates are eight clinics on Saturdays, March 21st to May 16th (no clinic on 4/11).   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.  Spring 2020 clinic dates are six clinics on Sundays, February 23rd to March 29th.  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.