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Special Pops Tennis kick-offÂ 2015 as we celebrate our 10th anniversary!
2015 Xperience Tournament in Charlottesville, VA ~ Jan 15-17th, 2015
Athletes representing Special Pops Tennis
4th place ribbons – Kristin Rausch, Jennifer Luchenne, Hadley Berry
Silver Medal – Rob Mitchell
Gold Medal – Â Tim Holahan
Coaches: Joe & Lily Coterillo
Our athletes made us all proud ~ Strong and gracious competitors!
Thanks to coach Kris Carter and all the volunteers that helped with their training for this tournament!
Special thank you to Atlanta Athletic Club and Lifetime Athletic for providing indoor courts for the training.
Special Populations Tennis Program, Inc. (Special Pops) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that offers an adaptive tennis program specifically designed to share the lifetime sport of tennis with children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Programs offered free of charge to all skill levels, including those who have never played, include year-round tennis instruction, league play and tournament competition.
An equally important aspect of our program is the opportunity it offers these special athletes to build their self-confidence and life skills through social interaction with each other and the many dedicated volunteers who run our programs.
Based in the metropolitan Atlanta area, Special Pops is a registered Community Tennis Association of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and is recognized by USTA Georgia as the primary CTA in Georgia for teaching tennis and training coaches to teach tennis to players with special needs. We are also an accredited agency of Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) and the only tennis training arm for many local SOGA-accredited agencies.