2014 SPUD League Registration - click here
9th Annual Fall Classic Tennis Tournament - Sep. 19-21, 2014 Lifetime Athletic, Norcross, GA – Details & Registration coming soon
Raffle for 2014 U.S. Open – USTA President’s Package
$100 per ticket – Only 100 tickets being sold
To purchase tickets contact Julie Hansen at 404-803-3630
Winning ticket cannot be resold or reassigned
|Click here for FACEBOOK PHOTOS||“This was the most rewarding tennis experience I have had in all my years playing tennis.”
- Volunteer Unified Partner following Special Pops Fall Classic Adaptive Tennis Tournament
|This tournament is my French Open!”
- Special Pops Athlete upon his selection to compete at the Xperience tennis tournament sponsored by Special Olympics Virginia
|“My daughter now practices on the court next to neighborhood kids who are 2 feet taller and twice her level of play, but what’s important is that she knows she belongs in the game and on the court, just like the other kids.”
- Parent of Special Pops Athlete
|“Not only has Special Pops Tennis made Joel a tennis player, it has led to a newly discovered camaraderie with his peers. He now loves to get out of the house to exercise playing tennis and competing in tournaments. He also goes to dances. His life is full once again, thanks to the Special Pops tennis program.”
- Employment Specialist and Job Coach of Special Pops athlete
|“Special Pops is one of the most organized, dedicated, honest, resourceful and effective Community Tennis Associations in the USTA Southern Section, and the tennis opportunities that they provide across the entire Section absolutely cannot be matched.”
- USTA Southern Official
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.