Board of Directors

Jim Hamm

Executive Director


Employed as Special Pops Tennis Executive Director.



  • Founding member; elected to the SPT Board of Directors in 2005
  • Current Chairman of the USTA – Southern section Special Populations/Adaptive committee
  • Member of the Special Olympics North America Tennis Development Committee
  • Tournament Director – Special Populations Unified Doubles (SPUD) tournament held in Belton, SC
  • Affiliate Member of Professional Tennis Registry (PTR)
  • Management Team member for tennis venue at Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, WA – 2018; Orlando, FL – 2022
  • Management Team member for tennis venue at Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, CA – 2015
  • Management Team member for tennis competition at Special Olympics North America Championships held annually in Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Tennis Coach of Team USA – Southeast Region at the 2003 Special Olympics Summer World Games in Dublin, Ireland
  • Head Coach of Team USA – 2011 Special Olympics World Games in Athens, Greece
  • Special Olympics World Games Tennis Coach for USA delegation: 2003 – Dublin, Ireland; 2011 – Athens, Greece; 2019 – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Achievements and Recognition

  • Named by Racquet Sports Industry as 2021 Adaptive Tennis Champion of the Year
  • 2017 recipient of the Harris-Gude Foundation Honor of Distinction
  • Recipient of the USTA Southern Section Adaptive Tennis Community Service Award
  • Tommy Nobis Foundation Philanthropy Award
  • Elected to Chamblee High School Hall of Fame – 2012