Like mainstream tennis, Special Olympics Tennis gives athletes the opportunity to learn and perform a variety of skills that can be played throughout life. In addition to offering traditional singles and doubles events, Special Olympics offers individual skills competition to allow athletes to train and compete in basic tennis skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to match play.

Official Events

  • Singles
  • Doubles

The following tennis events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels:

Individual Skills Competition

  • Forehand Volley
  • Backhand Volley
  • Forehand Groundstroke
  • Backhand Groundstroke
  • Serve - Deuce Court
  • Serve - Advantage Court
  • Alternating Groundstrokes with Movements

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This sport is offered in the following locations:

Inland Empire
(Barstow, Temecula, West San Bernardino)

Kern County

Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley

Orange County

San Diego County

San Luis Obispo County

Santa Barbara County

Northern Santa Barbara

Santa Clarita & Tri-Valley

Ventura County