Entries Tagged as 'Adaptive Tennis'

Fremont Special Olympics Tennis Program

Below are some photos from the Special Olympics tennis program held earlier this year. You can see they were having a lot of fun. Thanks to our Olympians for participating, and to the helpers who assisted with the program. And thanks to Diana Myers for sharing the photos with us.

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Tennis Buddies for Special Olympics starting up in Fremont

Tennis Buddies Tennis Buddies for Special Olympics starting up in FremontA new tennis program will be starting up soon for the Fremont area called Tennis Buddies. It is a program growing out of Fremont Special Olympics USTA Adaptive Tennis.

Instruction and play will being on Sunday, March 18th from 4-5 p.m. at the Fremont Family YMCA. Play will be Sundays 4-5 p.m. from March 18th through May 13th. All ages are welcome.

Tennis Buddies supplements tennis opportunities provided to athletes via Special Olympics Nebraska. The program is FREE of charge and coaches and instructors are ALL volunteers. Rackets and balls will be provided. Tennis / gym shoes must be worn to play.

Tennis Buddies will get you exercise and other benefits! AND you will learn how to play tennis!!!! If you have any further questions, please contact: Rick Spalding at 420.720.8284 or Dian Christensen Hillis at 402.720.1334. You may also learn more at the Tennis Buddies Rock home page or the Fremont Tennis Buddies web page.

The Tennis Buddies program is looking for helpers. If you are interested, check out the Fremont Tennis Buddy Guide

Wyatt Spalding highlights USTA Adaptive Tennis

Wyatt Spalding Wyatt Spalding highlights USTA Adaptive TennisFremont tennis player, Wyatt Spalding, is featured on the USTA web site highlighting Adaptive Tennis. Wyatt is the son of Rick and Mary Jo Spalding of Fremont.

Adaptive Tennis is for people with special circumstances or disabilities. The benefits are of Adaptive Tennis are as follows:

  • Tennis is for everyone and the game of tennis can be adapted to accommodate any age, environment, condition, or disability.
  • Tennis is fun.
  • Tennis provides a venue for positive social interaction.
  • Tennis participation enhances self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Tennis is good exercise and improves overall fitness.
  • Tennis improves flexibility, strength and weight control.
  • Tennis helps develop eye-hand coordination and body control.
  • Tennis can be played for a lifetime.

Congratulations to Wyatt Spalding for his achievements on the tennis court, and as a model for Adaptive Tennis for the USTA.

For more information, go to Adaptive Tennis