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SOGA Summer Games Announcement

PLEASE READ Important SOGA Summer Games Announcement As we continue to adjust and navigate our daily lives through the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vitally important we follow the appropriate guidelines for our own personal safety and responsibility as well as for others. Based on current Center for Disease (CDC) guidelines and [...]

By |2020-03-23T15:08:24-04:00March 23rd, 2020|COVID-19 Pandemic|Comments Off on SOGA Summer Games Announcement

Social distancing is NOT Social Disconnecting

As Jim Hamm says, "Social distancing is NOT social disconnecting." If your community or neighborhood courts are available, get out and play tennis as a family. This helps everyone get some fresh air while allowing your athlete to practice. Share your pictures of your "hits and giggles" to encourage other #specialpopstennis families and athletes.

By |2020-03-23T15:08:05-04:00March 18th, 2020|COVID-19 Pandemic|Comments Off on Social distancing is NOT Social Disconnecting

Special Olympics Georgia Announcement

To Special Pops Tennis athletes, volunteers, and supporters:   Based on the updated Special Olympics Georgia announcement (see below), all 18 SPT training sites are now closed through May 1, 2020. We will continue to share updates related to the SOGA Summer Games and the resumption of our training sites as more decisions are made [...]

By |2020-03-23T15:07:22-04:00March 17th, 2020|COVID-19 Pandemic|Comments Off on Special Olympics Georgia Announcement

USTA Southern Awards Luncheon

Event - USTA Southern Awards Luncheon held at Marriott - Perimeter on Saturday January 18, 2020. Award received - USTA Southern Special Tennis Event of the Year - SPUD Championships in Belton, SC Laura Ferrer, mother of SPT Athlete Allison Ferrer, says "Our family had the honor to attend the USTA Southern Section Awards Luncheon [...]

By |2020-03-04T17:34:40-05:00January 18th, 2020|In the Spotlight, Main Box|Comments Off on USTA Southern Awards Luncheon

Tennis Industry Magazine Article

Read the Article: http://www.tennisindustrymag.com/issues/201911/positive-spin.php Tennis Industry Magazine - Full Issue: http://www.tennisindustrymag.com/issues/201911/index.php

By |2020-03-04T17:36:24-05:00November 11th, 2019|In the Spotlight|Comments Off on Tennis Industry Magazine Article

It’s a family affair!

It’s a family affair! “What brought you to Special Pops Tennis?” we ask all our volunteers. Some answers are pretty obvious, others less so. A desire to honor a dear friend, teacher, mentor and coach brought the Sutkus family our way this year. Jill and Michael Sutkus, daughter Julia (18) and son AJ (12) were [...]

By |2019-06-14T12:29:40-04:00June 14th, 2019|In the Spotlight, Testimonials|Comments Off on It’s a family affair!

Shira Lipton

A relatively new – but promising – tennis player, Shira Lipton chose Special Pops Tennis for her service project on her way to becoming a Bat Mitzvah. “When I learned about Special Pops Tennis, I thought it would be the perfect place to volunteer,” she said. She was right. Shira wasted no time worrying whether [...]

By |2019-06-14T12:26:14-04:00June 14th, 2019|Main Box, Testimonials, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shira Lipton

SPT Executive Director travels to Abu Dhabi for the Special Olympics World Games

SPT Executive Director Jim Hamm’s Travel Experiences as a member of Team USA at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE This trip was my fourth experience at a World Games event. Previously, I had traveled to Dublin, Ireland; Athens, Greece; and Los Angeles, CA. There was no doubt that this trip [...]

By |2019-04-10T15:24:37-04:00April 10th, 2019|In the Spotlight, Main Box, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SPT Executive Director travels to Abu Dhabi for the Special Olympics World Games

Special Pops Tennis Has A Great 2019 Xperience

Two of our great Special Pops Tennis athletes, Anthony Le and Jamie Gillispie, competed on January 10-12 t the 2019 Xperience Tennis Invitational run by Special Olympics Virginia. The Xperience Tennis Invitational brings together 32 top Special Olympics singles tennis players to compete in a two-day tournament at the Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville, VA. [...]

By |2019-01-16T13:58:55-05:00January 16th, 2019|In the Spotlight, Main Box|Comments Off on Special Pops Tennis Has A Great 2019 Xperience