Tennis (Registration now closed)

Note:  There is currently no Fall or Winter Tennis Program as we lack the extra venue and volunteer capacity to run multiple programs...see you in the Spring

Welcome to any new athletes who want to learn how to play tennis and welcome back to those who have played with us before! Overview The Area 26 Tennis program normally runs practices  for the spring season. Spring is our official season for meets and tournaments and in June each year we take a tennis team to the state summer games in Richmond.

The tennis team consists of athletes at all levels of tennis skills, from beginners who play on smaller courts with smaller rackets and foam balls all the way up to “match play” players who play regular tennis on a full-sized court. If you are an athlete interested in playing in our program or a volunteer interested in helping out, send an email to the tennis coordinator at the clickbox below for more information.

Our 2023 spring tennis season wrapped up in May. We had 35 athletes and 20 volunteers! Thanks again to our athletes, their families, coaches and volunteers for such a fun and successful season! Thank you to our season sponsors: Springfield Country Club and McLaughlin Ryder Investments, Inc., who helped make this season possible.

 Congratulations to our Area 26 Tennis Summer Games Team Jay Choi, Michael Lozos, Jin-Ho Chang, Oliver Young, Eliza Moore and Kaden Joo! Our athletes brought home multiple awards: Jay Choi (singles and doubles- silver), Michael Lozos (singles-bronze, doubles-silver), Jin-Ho Chang (singles-silver), Oliver Young (singles-ribbon), Eliza Moore (skills-silver) and Jaden Joo (skills-gold)! We're so proud of our athletes and all their accomplishments! 

We will return in the Spring.  Please look here and in the newsletter for scheduling information late Winter.

Coordinator:  Jean-Marie O’Neil

Contact the Tennis Coordinator

SO Tennis...

Special Olympics Tennis is conducted under ITF rules.

The Special Olympics rules for Tennis provide modifications to control the length of matches through no-add scoring and options for short Sets. More recently, Special Olympics has introduced additional options for shorter courts and low-compression balls for athletes of lower ability.

Tennis Rules

Practice Sites

Arlington YMCA
3422 13th St N, Arlington, VA 22201

Unified Doubles tournament in Virginia Beach in May. Annual Unified Doubles Round Robin Fundraiser June. 

Tennis Fact Sheet

Thanks to our Sponsors

SOVA Area 26 and the Tennis Program wish to thank the following dedicated sponsors

McLaughlin Ryder Investments

Springfield Country Club

Tennis Gallery

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