Tennis is a popular sport played at all levels of skill and by players of all ages. Every athlete aims in passing the ball to the opponent’s side of the net, striking it with a tennis racket. Tennis is not only fun to play, but it is a lifetime sport that is fun to practice and learn.

Special Olympics tennis is a summer sport where athletes train and compete from March through June.

Tennis Guidelines

Available Events

Athletes may compete in one (1) of the following events: 

  • Singles competition
  • Unified doubles competition

2020 Sectional Competitions

  • There will be no Sectional competition for 2021.

2020 State Competition

  • Summer Sports Finals
    • Date: June 11-13
    • Location(s):  TBD

Participation Information

  • All practices must align with the current SONJ RTA guidelines.
  • Masks MUST be worn at all times by all participants.
  • No equipment should be shared between athletes and must be sanitized between athlete use.
  • Refer to the “Tennis Guidelines” at the top of the page for more information.

Criteria for Advancement

  • There will be no sectional competition.
  • Programs must practice and submit qualifying scores to be eligible to attend Summer Sports Finals in June.

General Guidelines

  • No more than fifty (50) total individuals at a venue at one time.
    • This includes athletes, partners, coaches, volunteers, and spectators.
  • While at the venue, ensure all participants practice social distancing and maximum group number limitations as outlined in the current RTA plan.
  • Programs must use minimum number of volunteers possible for training/practice. Spectators are discouraged to attend training/practices.

2019 Summer Games Results

Use the button below to download results from the 2019 Summer Games held June 7-9, 2019 at The College of New Jersey.

Results by Athlete 

Sports Registration Checklist

Read through and complete this checklist of to-dos before signing up for a local program.