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. 


General Information

The Tennis Fact Sheet provides general information on the sport’s background, popularity and statistics in the Special Olympics sports world.

The Official Special Olympics Sports Rules for tennis shall govern all Special Olympics competitions. View the most updated Tennis Rules.

Article 1 provides general principles established by the Special Olympics Official General Rules that are not found in sport-specific rules. When there is conflict between a sport’s official rules and the general rules, the general rules in Article 1 will be followed.


Upcoming Events

  • South Tennis Sectional RiverWinds Community Center
    1000 RiverWinds Drive
    West Deptford, New Jersey 08086
  • North Tennis Sectional Passaic County Technical Institute
    45 Reinhardt Road
    Wayne, New Jersey 07470
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • 2023 Summer Games The College of New Jersey
    2000 Pennington Rd
    Ewing Township, New Jersey 08618
    12:00 am – 12:00 am

Coaching Resources

Coaches are encouraged to use the resources below to be as prepared as possible for tennis training and competition.

If you have any questions on coaching, visit our coach section for information.


Additional Tennis Information

Sports Registration Checklist

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