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"Ad-In Tennis" for Special Populations

CORTA has a mission to provide a meaningful tennis experience to children with intellectual disabilities and physical handicaps. Our “Ad-In” tennis program offers an introduction to tennis as well as training and competition to children with intellectual difficulties and physical handicaps. We have a purpose of introducing tennis to all people as a means of healthy recreation and a life long sport.

Our intentions are to “add in” our special populations athletes to our tennis community. Tennis can build confidence and self-esteem and teach good sportsmanship. “Ad-In” signifies winning and we aspire to use tennis to make all these players winners! 

This program is lead by trained and qualified coaches. Volunteers that have a passion for serving others and a love of the game of tennis are involved in this program. Please contact Sue at sue@corta.org to get involved!

PROGRAMS:

This program is the first program for the new player.  We will use modified equipment to teach eye-hand coordination, footwork, mobility, and basic skills in tennis.  Athletes will receive much positive encouragement and nurturing to feel the rewards of learning the sport of tennis

This program is for athletes who aspire to train and play in the Special Olympics.  Drills will improve tennis fundamentals and basic strokes, as well as rules and etiquette.  

CORTA will come to your school and work with special education students grades K-12. Programs will be conducted in school gyms using modified equipment. This is usually six sessions (30-45 minutes). All students receive a t-shirt and an invitation to Cooper Creek Tennis Center for a fieldtrip to experience a real tennis court. 

We need volunteers as on court or school helpers.  If you would enjoy the experience of making a huge difference in the lives of these special athletes while enriching your own life, please contact us at 706-317-4136 or email sue@corta.org.  Tennis teams, school groups, families, and individuals are all encouraged to get involved.  Your knowledge or skill level is a non-issue.  Your involvement and desire to give of yourself to help us “add in” these special athletes is far more valuable.

Would you like to help CORTA support the local tennis community?

Is your favorite tennis player celebrating a special birthday or anniversary? Why not honor them by making a contribution to tennis in Columbus? The gift of a donation to CORTA keeps on giving throughout the year.