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Georgians with I/DD and Their Caregivers Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines on March 8

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is encouraged by the state’s decision to include individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their caregivers in the next round of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. According to Governor Kemp’s press conference on February 25, 2021, revisions to Georgia’s vaccination plan will go into effect on March 8. That means people with I/DD and their caregivers, as well as family members of children [...]

By |2021-02-27T09:48:42-05:00February 27th, 2021|COVID-19 Pandemic, In the Spotlight|Comments Off on Georgians with I/DD and Their Caregivers Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines on March 8

Adaptive Champion of the Year – Marcy Hirshberg

The growth and popularity of adaptive tennis programs is helping participants as well as the sport itself, and one of the most dedicated and tireless supporters of these initiatives is Marcy Hirshberg, vice chair of the USTA’s National Adaptive Tennis Committee. Over the past few years, Hirshberg has worked to garner resources for adaptive programs [...]

By |2020-12-17T09:27:00-05:00December 17th, 2020|COVID-19 Pandemic|Comments Off on Adaptive Champion of the Year – Marcy Hirshberg

New Training Video for 2020

The volunteers at PTC Special Pops Tennis have worked hard to put together an instructional video we can have our athletes access this fall to encourage them to keep up their tennis skills and to know we are thinking about them and look forward to when we can resume on court sessions. Special thanks to [...]

By |2020-09-17T10:08:13-04:00September 17th, 2020|In the Spotlight, Main Box|Comments Off on New Training Video for 2020

SPUD Championships in Belton, SC Cancelled

We regret to inform you that the USTA Southern SPUD Championships in Belton, SC originally scheduled for July 23-24, 2020 have been cancelled. Due to the continuing risks of COVID-19 and the dynamics specific to this event, the USTA Southern Adaptive/Special Pops committee has determined it in the best interest of all parties to postpone [...]

By |2020-07-01T08:53:00-04:00July 1st, 2020|COVID-19 Pandemic, In the Spotlight, Main Box|Comments Off on SPUD Championships in Belton, SC Cancelled

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
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