Use this page as a reference tool for all things related to Special Olympics New Jersey tennis. We provide relevant information for athletes and coaches.
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.
Special Olympics New Jersey strives to provide additional sport training to our athletes so that they are at their best when it comes time for training and competition. Please make sure to check back regularly for new and upcoming training resources!
Grand Slam Series
This program, proudly supported by the USTA Middles States New Jersey section, connects athletes and Unified partners in the community to play in a half day recreational doubles tennis tournament. Although the events do not count towards sanctioned Special Olympics competition, they give participants more chances to practice tennis throughout the year in a competition-like setting. The Grand Slam Series is in its 3rd year and growing with more tennis centers joining! All winter and spring 2019 dates will be released in January. Event registration is free and all participants receive a t-shirt.
You MUST be a Special Olympics New Jersey athlete (valid Participation Packet on file) to participate but you do not have to be a current tennis athlete.
Coaches are encouraged to use the resources below to be as prepared as possible for tennis training and competition.
- Coaching Guide
- Coaching Tennis Quiz
- Coaching Special Olympics Athletes Quiz
- Special Olympics International Tennis Resource Center
If you have any questions on coaching, visit our coach section for information.