Hillsborough County Special Olympics for Tennis, held February 1st, was a huge success and fun for all. Click here to see photos.
Tennis for Fun is Featured on ABC Action News.
Ryan Rupp wins the 2013 Zenay Morales Award! Congratulations Ryan!
Coach Judy Wins the 2013 Coach of the Year Award! Congratulations Coach Judy! We love you!
Thank You Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center! We love our new shirts!
Tennis For Fun receives a donation of New Wilson Tennis Rackets!
Tennis for Fun receives a generous donation of tennis shoes, clothing and bags. Thank You!
Tennis for Fun
Tennis For Fun, a free tennis clinic for athletes with special needs, is a volunteer organization that provides athletes with an opportunity to have fun playing tennis, to learn basic skills and to socialize with each other.
Our program specializes with athletes of all ages that are intellectually handicapped, especially those with Down Syndrome, but other special needs athletes are also welcome to join the program.
Tennis For Fun is entirely a volunteer organization. All services and equipment are donated by our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. Click here to find out how you can get involved.
Adaptive Tennis National Community Service Award
The USTA awarded the 2011 USTA Adaptive Tennis National Community Service Award to Tennis For Fun. The award is given to a program or program leader that has demonstrated continued excellence, dedication and service in tennis for an adaptive tennis community. View the video below!
Tennis for Fun was founded by Nathan Moore, a Jesuit High School student, in September of 2000. His goal was to create a positive and fun activity for special needs athletes in the greater Tampa area. Since its inception, the program has grown substantially, spreading to four locations and coaching over a hundred athletes. Although Nathan has been attending college at St. Louis University, the program has been continued by his mother, Judy, along with Rosanna Chiaramonte, both of whom have played an enormous role in making the program what it is today.
Consider donating your used tennis rackets, balls, or clothing. We will put your donation to good use. New tennis equiment and supplies (ie. string, grips, etc.) are welcome.
The Tennis for Fun instructors are certified by the Special Olympics and our athletes follow the Special Olympics Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct holds all Special Olympic athletes to the highest standards of competition. As part of the Code of Conduct, our athletes have taken the following oath: "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."