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Looking for site coordinators and lead coaches for our Fall Academies

Special Pops Tennis is looking for site coordinators and lead coaches for our Fall Academies. The maximum time commitment is 2 hours per week. Site coordinators handle coordinating equipment, court reservations, volunteers, and record attendance. Lead coaches provide input on assessment and on-court coaching for athletes at a site Potential training sites:  - Cherokee/Woodstock [...]

By |2022-05-19T09:01:49-04:00May 19th, 2022|In the Spotlight, Main Box, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

SPT Athlete & Volunteers selected for 2022 Special Olympics in Orlando, FL

SPECIAL POPS TENNIS ATHLETE AND TWO VOLUNTEER LEADERS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2022 SPECIAL OLYMPICS USA GAMES IN ORLANDO, FLORIA. Held only once every four years, these three individuals will be experiencing a world-class event at the Special Olympics USA Games 2022. Participating will be a first for Special Pops Tennis Athlete, Allison [...]

By |2022-05-16T11:49:37-04:00May 12th, 2022|In the Spotlight, Main Box, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Love of Tennis and Family Legacy of Giving Make for Extraordinary Act of Kindness

Photo: The Hancock Family at the 2019 Fall Class. L-R Phillip, Davis, Jen and Ella. Earlier this fall, Jen Hancock was given the opportunity to choose four non-profit organizations each receiving a donation from her employer at Packard Capital. Jen said, “I feel blessed to work at a company where leadership makes charitable generosity [...]

By |2021-12-16T17:38:28-05:00November 16th, 2021|Fundraisers, In the Spotlight, Main Box, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Virtual Silent Auction – Art of Giving Fundraiser

MARK YOUR CALENDAR TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS AUCTION SEPTEMBER 7 – 12, 2021 You’ll need to register to set up your bidder account on the auction website where you can preview items to bid on before the actual auction. Click now for a sneak peek at what's up for auction...more will be added before the [...]

By |2021-09-01T12:04:01-04:00August 10th, 2021|Fundraisers, In the Spotlight, Main Box, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Virtual Fitness Challenge

It's time to spring into fitness with our Virtual Fitness Challenge. Let's Get Moving! Special Pops is very happy to kick off our VIRTUAL FITNESS CHALLENGE to encourage Athletes, friends and family to have fun and get moving! The challenge to Athletes is to RUN, WALK, BIKE, JUMP ROPE or DANCE your way into the [...]

By |2021-03-05T09:59:51-05:00March 3rd, 2021|In the Spotlight, Main Box|Comments Off on Virtual Fitness Challenge

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

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
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