Special Olympics Tennis Tournament

The Virginia Beach Tennis Patrons Association was a proud sponsor of the Speical Olympics Tennis Tournament. With almost 30 Special Olympic Athletes and over 70 volunteers, the USTA/Virginia Beach Blast was held April 12th at the Owl Creek Tennis Center.

Using a “Unified” format in which a Special Olympic Athlete paired with a volunteer, the teams played in super set, round robin style matches.

Matches were also conducted for some newer athletes using the smaller, Adaptive 36’ courts.  In addition to the on-court doubles play, USTA/Virginia provided games, t-shirts and music to make the entire event festive for everyone! After the matches, everyone enjoyed the luncheon provided by the Virginia Beach Tennis Patrons Association.