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About Abilities Tennis

Abilities Tennis Association of NC (Abilities Tennis) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising awareness and developing adaptive tennis programs for persons with intellectual disabilities throughout the state of NC.  Their goal is to provide adaptive tennis programs year-round through clinics, tournaments, and PE-Adaptive Tennis in the Public School systems.  They work closely with USTA NC, Community Tennis Associations, Public School Systems, Parks and Recreation departments, and Special Olympics of NC.

Abilities Tennis has adapted tennis programs to accommodate individuals with intellectual disabilities.  This includes training coaches and volunteers; providing skills based, short court, and long court tennis opportunities; and unified doubles which partners individuals without a disability with special needs athletes.

To learn more about this organization and the programs they provide, visit their atanc.org.

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Wilmington Spring Thaw
Held in April of each year at the Althea Gibson Tennis Center at Empie Park in Wilmington, NC

For tournament information, please visit Wilmington Spring Thaw tournament page

Winston-Salem Adaptive Open (National Tournament)
Held in May of each year at the Vision Tennis Center in Clemmons, NC

For tournament information, please visit Winston-Salem Adaptive Open tournament page

Raleigh Winter Chill
Held in December of each year at the NCSU JW Isenhour Tennis Center in Raleigh, NC

For tournament information, please visit Raleigh Winter Chill tournament page

Charlotte Adaptive Challenge (Abilities Tennis sponsors)
Held in September of each year at the Jeff Adams Tennis Center in Charlotte, NC

For tournament information, please visit Charlotte Adaptive Challenge tournament page


Held in partnership with local Community Tennis Associations (CTA) and local branches of Special Olympics, brings tennis clinics year-round.

Clinics are currently offered in the following cities:

- Raleigh
- Wilmington
- Greensboro
- Charlotte
- Winston-Salem – coming soon