Center Court Tennis is a nonprofit organization that focuses on inclusion and the celebration of God’s unique design for every person. We believe that anyone can learn, play and enjoy the wonderful lifetime sport of tennis. We are excited to bring a special, play-based tennis curriculum to Athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities in Northwest Arkansas.
“Adaptive Tennis” is a concept designed to meet the athlete exactly where they are no matter their disability or ability. We introduce fitness, technical tennis skills and teamwork during our camps that can be modified with a variety of equipment, ball compressions, and skill-appropriate games. Our curriculum encourages social interaction, basic athletic skills, hand-eye coordination, balance and especially a love for tennis!
Center Court has taught tennis to more than 60 athletes since starting our program in 2021. We have seen more than 175 different members of our community come out to encourage, teach and play alongside our athletes. In 2022, Center Court Coaches took 16 athletes to compete in the Special Olympics of Arkansas State Games! We feel the sky is the limit!
For Athletes - We provide opportunities for fun, fitness, and friendship for participating athletes and between Athletes and Coaches.
For Coaches - We provide service and volunteer opportunities for Coaches of any age who want to be more involved in their community.
For Parents - We provide a secure environment where parents can sit, connect with each other, and relax knowing their child is safe and having fun.
Testimonials from our coaches and athletes
“My favorite part was playing with people. I enjoyed meeting everyone. I hope my tennis will improve. I will be practicing this summer. Thank you for having Center Court.”
- Carlyn, Athlete
Our 2023 Corporate Sponsors
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