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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

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

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

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 |2019-01-07T09:41:01-05:00January 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

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