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!

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 |2019-01-16T13:58:55-04:00January 16th, 2019|In the Spotlight, Main Box|Comments Off on Special Pops Tennis Has A Great 2019 Xperience

USTA Adaptive National Championship

Reporting from USTA Adaptive National Championship in Orlando December 15th-16th Anthony, Charlie, Nate and I were honored to be able to participate in the inaugural national championship tournament.  We had the opportunity to play against and meet athletes and partners from across the country.  Several of the athletes had previously played at our Fall Classic [...]

By |2019-01-07T09:41:01-04:00January 7th, 2019|In the Spotlight, Main Box|Comments Off on USTA Adaptive National Championship

SPECIAL POPS TENNIS ANNOUNCES FALL CLASSIC TENNIS TOURNAMENT  

Annual flagship tournament anticipates attracting hundreds of athletes from around the country  August 16, 2018 (ATLANTA) – Special Pops Tennis – an organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through tennis – is proud to announce its 14th annual Fall Classic Tennis Tournament starting September 28, 2018. This flagship [...]

By |2018-08-21T10:30:58-04:00August 21st, 2018|In the Spotlight, Main Box|Comments Off on SPECIAL POPS TENNIS ANNOUNCES FALL CLASSIC TENNIS TOURNAMENT  

SPECIAL POPS TENNIS OPENS FALL ACADEMIES

Free, eight-week tennis program officially opens registration for people with special needs August 08, 2018 (ATLANTA) – Today, Special Pops Tennis – an organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through tennis – announces the opening of fall academies throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. The free, eight-week tennis program [...]

By |2018-08-08T13:47:32-04:00August 8th, 2018|In the Spotlight, Main Box|0 Comments

Medlock Bridge Again Raises Funds for Special Pops

On Memorial Day Weekend the Medlock Bridge community, with the help of tennis Director Allan Jensen and the tennis Committee Members, were able to raise over $2,500.00 for Special Pops through a wine grab, silent auction, raffle ticket sales, tournament fees and individual donations.  The final total donation will be determined when all the figures [...]

By |2018-06-14T15:34:38-04:00June 14th, 2018|In the Spotlight, Main Box|Comments Off on Medlock Bridge Again Raises Funds for Special Pops

Athlete Anthony Le at Dream Court

Local organization provides tennis for those with special needs Saturday, May 5th 2018, 5:11 pm EDTSaturday, May 5th 2018, 5:38 pm EDT By Samantha Day On Saturday, Dream Court held its annual Unified Doubles Tennis Play Day. (Source: WSFA 12 News) MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -Dream Court is an organization in Montgomery designed to give those [...]

By |2018-05-22T12:58:19-04:00May 22nd, 2018|In the Spotlight|Comments Off on Athlete Anthony Le at Dream Court

Student Community Project Benefits Special Pops

Johns Creek teen volunteer and junior tennis player Ben Krebs is helping Special Pops Tennis athletes in a much-needed way this season. Ben, who is Johns Creek teen volunteer and junior tennis player, over the past year has been able to collect over 35 rackets (new and gently used) for our athletes as well as [...]

By |2018-03-16T09:09:25-04:00March 16th, 2018|In the Spotlight, Main Box|0 Comments

Music 4 Charity (M4C) raises $1,171 for SPT!

Thanks to Ria Gonsalves who put on a benefit concert in her neighborhood with the members of M4C (pictured Rohan, Aashwin, and Viji). Ria has been involved with SPT as a coach, unified partner, and also SPUD team captain. As a high school senior she continues to demonstrate a selfless spirit that is also found [...]

By |2017-12-10T20:55:22-04:00November 16th, 2017|In the Spotlight|0 Comments