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The Special Olympics Regional Tennis Games

Special Olympics will take place again in Spring 2020. The date is TBD. Thank you to all those who have helped make the Special Olympics happen!

 Want to volunteer???  Click here!

CORTA hosts the Special Olympic Area Games each year for all schools or special needs athletes that would like to participate. Last year we had 260 athletes and almost 200 volunteers!  It was a day to remember for everyone involved! 

Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers and sponsors!!!

Activities includes a Basic Skills group and Unified Doubles group. The Basic Skills group gives the athlete an opportunity to get points for the basic strokes of tennis - Forehands, Backhands, Volleys, Alternate Strokes, and Serves.  The Unified Doubles gives the athlete an opportunity to play doubles with an "able" partner.  We also have a circuit court for wheelchair athletes.  For young children (ages 8 and below) we have a "fun" court set up with an obstacle course and games.  

The skills and doubles will take place on court from approximately 9:30 - 12:00.  Lunch will be provided for all athletes and volunteers. Every athlete will receive a t-shirt and player bag.  Many volunteers are needed to make this day a special day.  If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact Hannah Dahlem or register using the link above.

Event Schedule: 
9:00  - Athlete/School Check In
9:45  - Opening Ceremony (Stadium Court)
10:00 - All games begin - Basic Skills, Mini Skills, and Unified Doubles
11:00 - Awards for Mini Skills
11:15 - Lunch for Mini Skills 
11:45 - Awards for Basic Skills
12:00 - Lunch for Basic Skills
12:00 - Awards for Unified Doubles
12:15 - Lunch for Unified Doubles
1:00 - Special Olympics Ends

If you would like to volunteer for this wonderful event, click here

2019 sponsors:

Burger King
Chick-fil-a Midland
Columbus Parks and Rec
Country's North
Mercedez-Benz of Columbus
Orange Theory Fitness
Uptown Columbus
USTA Southern
107.7 The Truth Life  

If you know of someone that would like to support our Special Olympics Program and/or Event either through a tax-deductible donation or in kind donation, please contact!

Video Links:

Click here to view our own Charles Kelley singing the National Anthem in the Opening Ceremony
Click here to view the Ledger Enquirer interview with Julio Gonzalez and Cathy Pitts, two great volunteers for the day.


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