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Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport!

Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport!

No prior tennis or fitness experience is required!

Date: August 4 | Time: 8:00 am - 11:15 am

Venue: Wickertree Tennis & Fitness Club

Address:
5760 Maple Canyon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229

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Buddy Up Tennis is a weekly, high-energy 90-minute program focused on adaptive tennis, fitness, and fun for children and adults with Down Syndrome. The program provides an enjoyable and supportive environment where the youth can learn and play tennis while engaging in activities that improve their athletic, social and emotional development. 
 
Buddies (volunteers!) are the nucleus of the Buddy Up program and the primary reason the program.  No tennis skills are required.  The most important qualities: a positive attitude, willingness to help, and being ready for a fun and rewarding experience! Each individual with Down syndrome is partnered with a Buddy Volunteer who provides encouragement, coaching, and support.  
 
Join Besa and Buddy Up Tennis to empower youth with Down Syndrome through sport.
 
  • 14 is the minimum age required and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A short introduction will be provided at 8:00am to orient you with the program.
  • Wear comfortable/workout clothes. You will break a sweat! 
  • Returning Volunteers: If you already went through orientation, you do not need to show up until 9:20a.
  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.

 

Click here for more information about Buddy Up Tennis and the amazing work they do.