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2108, 2018

SPECIAL POPS TENNIS ANNOUNCES FALL CLASSIC TENNIS TOURNAMENT  

August 21st, 2018|

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 event invites individuals with special needs and tennis enthusiasts to participate in a fun weekend [...]

808, 2018

SPECIAL POPS TENNIS OPENS FALL ACADEMIES

August 8th, 2018|

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 offers special needs children and adults the opportunity to get active, develop social skills with [...]

1406, 2018

Medlock Bridge Again Raises Funds for Special Pops

June 14th, 2018|

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 are in, we are aiming for $7,000+ . Special Pops Athletes (Anthony Le, Doug Penning, [...]

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6 days ago

Special Pops Tennis

Congratulations again to athletes Amanda McKelvey (MA) and Anthony Le (SPT) for winning SPT 2018 Sportsmanship Awards. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations again to athletes Amanda McKelvey (MA) and Anthony Le (SPT) for winning SPT 2018 Sportsmanship Awards.

 

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Congratulations Amanda,Anthony!

Congratulations to both of you well done and deserved

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Totally agree! We're so lucky to have them in Atlanta!

1 week ago

Special Pops Tennis

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2018 FALL CLASSIC!
Well, I hope this message finds you rested and fully recovered from what was truly a lifetime experience. Our 13thAnnual Fall Classic was made FABULOUS because of the level of participation we received from the competing athletes, spirited volunteers, generous sponsors, dedicated committee leaders, supportive families, involved coaches, and finally the beautiful weather conditions. All together it left most everyone wanting more.

While it would be too lengthy to thank everyone individually, just know that your attendance was so greatly appreciated by the entire leadership team of Special Pops Tennis. It is always terrific to see our athletes renew friendships with fellow athletes. It is equally wonderful when first time athletes and volunteers come together with the veteran participants and begin building new friendships with each other.

The entire experience can only be explained and understood by those that participate and witness the positive impact it has on each life that is touched during the experience.

Here’s looking to 2019 for an even greater and more memorable experience!!!!!!!!!!

Jim Hamm
Special Pops Tennis – Executive Director

Note: To see the bracket results, go to the FALL CLASSIC PAGE on our website!
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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2018 FALL CLASSIC!
Well, I hope this message finds you rested and fully recovered from what was truly a lifetime experience. Our 13thAnnual Fall Classic was made FABULOUS because of the level of participation we received from the competing athletes, spirited volunteers, generous sponsors, dedicated committee leaders, supportive families, involved coaches, and finally the beautiful weather conditions. All together it left most everyone wanting more.

While it would be too lengthy to thank everyone individually, just know that your attendance was so greatly appreciated by the entire leadership team of Special Pops Tennis. It is always terrific to see our athletes renew friendships with fellow athletes. It is equally wonderful when first time athletes and volunteers come together with the veteran participants and begin building new friendships with each other.

The entire experience can only be explained and understood by those that participate and witness the positive impact it has on each life that is touched during the experience.

Here’s looking to 2019 for an even greater and more memorable experience!!!!!!!!!!

Jim Hamm
Special Pops Tennis – Executive Director

 Note:  To see the bracket results, go to the FALL CLASSIC PAGE on our website!

 

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Great job Jim!

So proud of you Jimbo!!

Hi JIM! Congrats my friend!! If we organize something here in Italy in my tennis club??? Next year?? We can write in private! Hug!

You always throw a great event !

Thank you for the kind words from everyone. While this photo shows only me, just understand it is because hundreds of people are allowing me to stand on their shoulders. The support from the Atlanta tennis community and beyond is amazing. It gives our Atlanta athletes a chance to Play Tennis; Make Friends; Live Life well beyond the boundaries of their nearby communities. Do yourself a favor and get involved with an organization that serves the special needs community! It will change your life!!!!!!!!!

Hey friend! Congrats on another successful event.

Henry County coaches and athletes appreciate all the hard work you and your team puts into the weekend and months ahead of event. Thank you all for always putting on a top notch event!!! We LOVE it!!!

Great job everyone!!! Xoxoxo

Congratulations Jim! We always enjoyed your event! It was very well run and athletes have great fun and play wonderful matches. Thank you for what you do. We look forward to seeing you and your beautiful bride next week.

Jim Hamm you look fantastic!

You are truly an inspiration Jimmy. Love you not only for what you do but who you are. So proud to call you my cousin❤️❤️❤️

Great picture Jimmy! You haven’t changed a bit! Love ya!

Thank you Mr. Jim Hamm & Special Pops for an awesome tournament. All of our athletes from North Carolina had a great time!

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1 week ago

Special Pops Tennis

Finally the awards ceremony to celebrate our athletes accomplishments on and off the court. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Fantastic pictures from a wonderful day.

Great pictures!!

Great job!

Cool

3 weeks ago

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If all the tennis leagues in Atlanta would play with the sportmanship, compassion and love of the game as these athletes, we would have a much better world. If you ever want to experience the true joy of life, then get involved with Special Pops Tennis....... the reward will be more than you can imagine.....

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