Tennis

Head Coach:  Natasha Moulton-Levy  Email: tennis@somdmontgomery.org

Season:  Tennis trains and competes in the fall season with final state competition at the Mt. St. Marys FallFest on Saturday October 21 

Training for 2017:  

*Sunday, August 13, 2-3:30 NO TRY OUT OR PRACTICE

Sunday, August 27, 2-3:30 TCCP ( Tennis Center- College Park: 5200 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD

Sunday, September 10, 2-4PM, Walter Johnson

Sunday, September 17, 2-4PM, Walter Johnson / OPEN QUALIFIER AT HOWARD COUNTY: select tennis players will attend travel qualifier in Howard County- details to be announced.

Sunday, September 24, 1-4PM, Walter Johnson   OPEN QUALIFIER HOSTED BY SOMO. REQUIRED FOR ALL SOMO TENNIS PLAYERS WHO WISH TO COMPETE IN STATE COMPETITION

Sunday, October 1, 2-4PM, Walter Johnson. SOMO TENNIS PLAYERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND PARTICIPATE IN THE INSPIRATION WALK AT GEORGETOWN PREP

Sunday, October 8, 2-4PM, Walter Johnson SOMO In-House qualifier – Mandatory for SOMO Tennis players

Sunday, October 15, 2-4PM, Walter Johnson

Saturday, October 21, 2017 Fall Games Mt St Marys

Where: Tennis Center-College Park is our venue for first try-out and assessment.  First time athletes will be evaluated on August 27th for level placement. Google the address for directions.

Practices going forward will be at Walter Johnson HS: 6400 Rock Spring Dr, Bethesda, MD 20814   or CLICK HERE FOR MAP

Competition:  We will host an open qualifiers on  9/17 and an in-house qualifier on October 8.  Note that all athletes must compete in at least two qualifiers in order to be eligible for State Competition at Fallfest Games held on October 21, 2017.  Other counties are planning to host qualifiers as well.  We will coordinate those dates as they become available.

Click HERE to see the 2016 FallFest results.

It is very important that you attend all practices and that you be on time. Please dress according to weather, and tennis shoes are required. No jeans or khakis are allowed.  Please bring a water bottle. If you have your own tennis racket, bring it. We will have equipment to loan to athletes. And above all – bring your enthusiasm!

We offer skills, Singles, Unified doubles, as well as Traditional Doubles Teams (both members of the team are Special Olympic athletes). Training consists of basic skills of tennis with the goal that each player advance to mixed doubles with a Unified Partner, or to Traditional Doubles.

Like mainstream tennis, Special Olympics Tennis gives athletes the opportunity to learn and perform a variety of skills that can be played throughout life.  In addition to offering traditional singles and doubles events, Special Olympics offers individual skills competition to allow athletes to train and compete in basic tennis skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to match play. These skills include racket bounce, “ups,” forehand volley, backhand ground stroke, serve-deuce court, serve-advantage court and alternating ground stroke with movement.

All athletes/volunteers must sign up for sport training prior to attending practice. Please sign up online as soon as possible so that we can make plans for coaching needs.

Athlete and volunteer application’s must be current UP TO THE date of the State Games for your sport. If you are unsure of a person’s status, click HERE to see list of names and expiration dates.

ATHLETES – Click HERE to sign up on-line for this sport’s training season. YOU MUST have the required Athlete Application (also know as Athlete Medical) already on file to sign up for a sport. If you are not sure if you have completed all the paperwork, please click HERE to review the requirements.

VOLUNTEERS – Click HERE to sign up on-line for this sport’s training season. YOU MUST have the required volunteer application already on file to sign up for a sport. If you are not sure if you have completed all the paperwork, please click HERE to review the requirements.

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