Friday, August 26, 2011

Park and Rec Hosts Tennis Tourney for Athletes with Disabilities

The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department will partner
with the Charlotte Tennis Association, Adaptive Tennis Association of
North Carolina and Special Olympics of North Carolina for the first
annual Charlotte Fall Challenge Tennis Tournament for athletes with
intellectual disabilities. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday,
Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Jeff Adams Tennis Center, 1200
W. Tyvola Road.

Athletes of all ages are invited to compete free of charge in one of
the following skill levels:
• Beginner (Skills)
• Intermediate (Short Court):
• Advanced (Match Play):
• Unified Doubles

To sign up for the tournament, contact Jeff Beard 704-604-1601 or

About the Charlotte Tennis Association, (CTA):

The Charlotte Tennis Association was founded in 1991, and since that
time has focused on its singular mission: To promote and develop the
game of tennis in the Greater Charlotte area. The Charlotte Tennis
Association is a non-profit organization and represents the United
States Tennis Association, Southern Tennis Association and North
Carolina Tennis Association in our community. A professional staff
carries out CTA's daily operations, but policy is formed and much of
the organization's work is executed via a board and volunteer
structure. For more information about the types of programs and
services offered by the CTA, visit

About the Adaptive Tennis Association of North Carolina, (ATANC):

Founded in June 2010, the mission of the ATANC is "To provide a
positive tennis experience, enhancing the mental, physical, emotional,
and social well being of individuals with intellectual disabilities
through their learning the skills required to participate and compete
in the sport of tennis." The ATANC was formed to partner with local
tennis programs offering support, training and events throughout the
state, on a year-round basis, for children and adults with
intellectual disabilities. For more information about the ATANC,
please visit