Tyler Luciani has been a part of special pops for over 6 years. Because of the program, his tennis skills have improved immensely. He especially enjoys the numerous volunteers that he interacts with. Although making peer friends is challenging for him, I think he likes the other athletes that he has the opportunity to play with.

As a mother of a special needs child, it is a rarity for him to be able to participate in a program free of charge. Additionally, because parents are not required to stay on-site, it gives him a wonderful sense of independence.

— Sissy Luciani