Athlete Spotlights2021-08-16T13:11:10-04:00


October 2021 SPT Athlete: Mimi Ngo

This month’s SPT Athlete Feature is Mimi. She started playing tennis with SPT in 2010 when she was just 10 years old. When asked what her favorite part of SPT is, Mimi had this to say: “My favorite part is playing tennis with friends and making new friends. I also like to learn how to play tennis.” Mimi’s favorite SPT memory was when she went to Orlando for a tennis tournament in 2019 with SPT and got to visit Disney World. Off the tennis courts, Mimi loves to play basketball and video games. She is also part of the STRIVE Program where she is learning job skills and working to find the job that is the best fit to her. She also enjoys dancing [...]

October 12th, 2021|

August 2021 SPT Athlete: Santino

This August 2021 Special Pops Tennis Athlete Feature is Santino. Santino has been playing tennis with SPT since the start. When asked what his favorite part of SPT was, Santino said making friends and having fun! Some of his favorite memories involving Special Pops Tennis happened while working with his coaches at our Lifetime and East Roswell academies. Santino recently moved to Arizona to be close to family and is hoping to find a new job. Outside of tennis, Santino loves to play basketball, soccer, bocce ball, and also spending time with his family especially his niece. When asked if he would recommend SPT to other people, Santino said, “Yes, because SPT helps people out by teaching them sportsmanship!” If he could play tennis [...]

August 11th, 2021|

July 2021 SPT Athlete: Kevin Mackey

The July 2021 SPT Athlete Feature is Kevin Mackey. Kevin started playing tennis with SPT in 2009 when he was just 10 years old. When asked what his favorite part of SPT is, Kevin had this to say: “It has been really great for me. SPT taught me how to play tennis by teaching me to swing better. The volunteers and coaches taught me a lot and it has been great to learn from them. I like to practice because they are fun. I also like to see my friends at special pops tennis and play in the tournaments.” Kevin’s favorite SPT memories are hanging out with his friends and meeting new tennis partners. Kevin finished his freshman year in the ClemsonLIFE program and [...]

July 11th, 2021|
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