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Tennis (Registration now closed)

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 indoors and outdoors from early fall through the end of 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.

**NOTE - Tennis  registration for this session is now booked full, and is closed**

Come join in the fun, Sundays 8:30-10am at the Arlington YMCA. Any and all levels of experience are welcome! Beginners play 8:30-9:30am, intermediate/advanced play 9-10am.

2023  Clinic dates are: 3/5-3/26, 4/16-4/30, 5/7 and a unified doubles with student athletes on 5/21.  Click the button to contact the tennis coordinator for more information and to register.

See you on the courts! 

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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