[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” css=”.vc_custom_1595167495457{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1595941514940{background-image: url(/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/40106743_860609327471109_3306743682522152960_o.jpg?id=10053) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][spacing desktop_height=”650″ mobile_height=”300″ smobile_height=”300″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][contentbox margin=”5% 13% 11% 13%” mobile_margin=”7% 7% 7% 7%”][headings alignment=”” heading_color=”#1b75bb” tag=”h1″ heading_font_family=”Montserrat” heading_font_weight=”400″ heading_font_size=”55px” subheading_font_size=”16px” subheading_line_height=”32px” heading_bottom_margin=”7px” heading=”WELCOME TO ABILITIES TENNIS!”][headings alignment=”” heading_color=”#777777″ tag=”h4″ heading_font_family=”Montserrat” heading_font_weight=”400″ heading_top_margin=”20px” heading=”Bringing health, friendship, and community to individuals with intellectual disabilities through the sport of tennis.”][spacing desktop_height=”15px”][headings alignment=”” heading_color=”#777777″ tag=”h6″ heading_font_family=”Montserrat” heading_font_weight=”500″ heading_top_margin=”25px” heading=”Serving adults and children ages 8 and up”][vc_row_inner gap=”25″][vc_column_inner css=”.vc_custom_1596033314161{margin-right: 20px !important;}”][spacing desktop_height=”10px”][buttons text=”FIND A PROGRAM NEAR YOU” size=”big” full_width=”yes” link_url=”www.atanc.org/programs” new_tab=”no” font_size=”16px”][spacing desktop_height=”20px”][buttons text=”VOLUNTEER WITH US” size=”big” full_width=”yes” link_url=”http://atanc.org/volunteer-interest-form/” new_tab=”no” font_size=”16px”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/contentbox][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1610464016993{background-color: #000000 !important;}”][vc_column][actionbox padding=”50px 75px 50px 75px” background=”#000000″ heading_text=”GET THE LATEST NEWS” heading_color=”#ffffff” subheading_color=”#ffffff” button_size=”big” button_style=”accent” button_text=”SIGN UP HERE” button_url=”http://atanc.org/mailinglistsignup/” subheading_text=”Subscribe to program updates and never miss another event or online clinic”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1595112200955{background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column][headings alignment=”” heading_color=”#1b75bb” tag=”h1″ heading_font_weight=”400″ heading_font_size=”40px” heading_top_margin=”25px” heading_bottom_margin=”5px” heading=”A LIFETIME SPORT FOR EVERYONE”][spacing desktop_height=”50px”][vc_row_inner gap=”25″][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

WHY TENNIS?

Tennis can be modified in many ways to help athletes with intellectual disabilities stay active, get fit, and experience success.

[advlist content_background_color=”” content_padding=”30px 0px 20px 0px” content_bottom_margin=”” icon_type=”fontawesome” icon_color=”#1B75BB” icon_font_size=”18px” content_font_size=”16px” icon=”fa fa-chevron-right”]Players get the exercise they need while meeting new friends and developing and reaching their own goals[/advlist][advlist content_background_color=”” content_padding=”0px 0px 20px 0px” content_bottom_margin=”” icon_type=”fontawesome” icon_color=”#1B75BB” icon_font_size=”18px” content_font_size=”16px” icon=”fa fa-chevron-right”]Some players start by first observing or just participate in moving on the court. Every athlete’s progression is unique. One-on-one attention helps athletes achieve success.[/advlist][advlist content_background_color=”” content_padding=”0px 0px 20px 0px” content_bottom_margin=”” icon_type=”fontawesome” icon_color=”#1B75BB” icon_font_size=”18px” content_font_size=”16px” icon=”fa fa-chevron-right”]Many of our players are highly competitive and some play in USTA leagues. Most of our athletes fall into every level in-between.[/advlist][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/3MXhRzay-N0″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][spacing desktop_height=”50px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][buttons text=”READ ABOUT HOW TENNIS IS ADAPTED” margin=”15px 5px 15px 5px” full_width=”yes” separate=”yes” link_url=”#courtSize” new_tab=”no” font_size=”16px”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][buttons text=”FIND A PROGRAM NEAR YOU” margin=”15px 5px 15px 5px” full_width=”yes” link_url=”#programs” new_tab=”no” font_size=”16px”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][buttons text=”WHAT ARE INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES” margin=”15px 5px 15px 5px” full_width=”yes” icon_type=”entypo” icon_font_size=”20px” separate=”yes” link_url=”https://www.specialolympics.org/about/intellectual-disabilities/what-is-intellectual-disability” font_size=”16px” icon_entypo=”entypo-icon entypo-icon-info”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][spacing desktop_height=”75px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1595035389686{background: #4c4c4c url(/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/counterBack.jpg?id=9833) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][spacing desktop_height=”35px”][headings heading_color=”#e0ff94″ tag=”h1″ heading_font_weight=”500″ heading=”2019 IMPACT”][spacing desktop_height=”50px”][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1595034696012{background-color: rgba(247,247,247,0.01) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;*background-color: rgb(247,247,247) !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][counter style=”no-icon” number_color=”#ffffff” time=”2000″ heading_tag=”h3″ heading_color=”#e8e8e8″ separator=”line” line_width=”52″ line_height=”3″ line_color=”#e0ff94″ number_font_weight=”700″ number_font_size=”56px” number_line_height=”68px” heading_font_size=”14px” number_top_margin=”2px” heading_top_margin=”10px” seperator=”line” number=”500″ heading=”ATHLETES” number_suffix=”+”][spacing desktop_height=”0px” mobile_height=”35px” smobile_height=”35px”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][counter style=”no-icon” number_color=”#ffffff” time=”2000″ heading_tag=”h3″ heading_color=”#e8e8e8″ separator=”line” line_width=”52″ line_height=”3″ line_color=”#e0ff94″ number_font_weight=”700″ number_font_size=”56px” number_line_height=”68px” heading_font_size=”14px” number_top_margin=”2px” heading_top_margin=”10px” seperator=”line” number=”5098″ heading=”VOLUNTEER HOURS”][spacing desktop_height=”0px” mobile_height=”35px” smobile_height=”35px”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][counter style=”no-icon” number_color=”#ffffff” time=”2000″ heading_tag=”h3″ heading_color=”#e8e8e8″ separator=”line” line_width=”52″ line_height=”3″ line_color=”#e0ff94″ number_font_weight=”700″ number_font_size=”56px” number_line_height=”68px” heading_font_size=”14px” number_top_margin=”2px” heading_top_margin=”10px” seperator=”line” number=”32″ heading=”PROGRAMS ACROSS NC”][spacing desktop_height=”0px” mobile_height=”35px” smobile_height=”35px”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][counter style=”no-icon” number_color=”#ffffff” time=”2000″ heading_tag=”h3″ heading_color=”#e8e8e8″ separator=”line” line_width=”52″ line_height=”3″ line_color=”#e0ff94″ number_font_weight=”700″ number_font_size=”56px” number_line_height=”68px” heading_font_size=”14px” number_top_margin=”2px” heading_top_margin=”10px” seperator=”line” number=”298″ heading=”EVENTS”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][spacing desktop_height=”75″ mobile_height=”60″ smobile_height=”60″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1595178992267{background-color: #ffffff !important;}” el_id=”courtSize”][vc_column][spacing desktop_height=”100″ mobile_height=”60″ smobile_height=”60″][headings subheading_width=”600″ subheading_font_size=”16px” subheading_line_height=”32px” heading_bottom_margin=”7px” heading=”A COURT FOR EVERY PLAYER” subheading=”Players train and compete on a court matching their skill level – from beginner to highly competitive. Each court has at least one coach and 1:1 ratio of volunteers to athletes.”][spacing desktop_height=”60″ mobile_height=”15″ smobile_height=”15″][vc_column_text]Section 1[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][imagebox alignment=”text-center” image=”10014″ image_crop=”rectangle2″ heading=”SKILLS COURT” description=”Athletes perform a variety of tennis-based skills with foam or red dot balls. Coaches will also feed the ball to the athlete on a QuickStart or shortened tennis court. At tournaments, points are given for successful skill completion.” button_text=”FIND A PROGRAM NEAR YOU” link_url=”http://atanc.org/programs/” new_tab=”no”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][imagebox alignment=”text-center” image=”9598″ image_crop=”rectangle2″ heading=”SHORT COURT” description=”Provides a transition for athletes who have been successful on Skills Court and want to start playing points. Downsized court boundaries allow athletes to be more successful as they work on developing their foot work and learning tennis strategy. Doubles and Unified Doubles play.” button_text=”FIND A PROGRAM NEAR YOU” link_url=”http://atanc.org/programs/” new_tab=”no”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][imagebox alignment=”text-center” image=”7272″ image_crop=”rectangle2″ heading=”FULL COURT” description=”Singles, Doubles, and Unified Doubles utilizing the full tennis court and regular tennis balls. Modifications are made to control the length of matches through no-ad scoring and options for short sets.” button_text=”FIND A PROGRAM NEAR YOU” link_url=”http://atanc.org/programs/” new_tab=”no”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][spacing desktop_height=”90″ mobile_height=”50″ smobile_height=”50″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” disable_element=”yes”][vc_column][actionbox padding=”50px 75px 50px 75px” background=”#1b75bb” heading_text=”fun. fitness. friends. support.” heading_color=”#ffffff” subheading_color=”#f9f9f9″ button_size=”big” button_style=”dark” heading_font_size=”55px” subheading_font_size=”18px” subheading_text=”Why Abilities Tennis? Find out all the ways you can benefit from being a part of the ATANC Community.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”programs”][vc_column][spacing desktop_height=”65px” mobile_height=”5px” smobile_height=”5px”][headings alignment=”” subheading_font_size=”16px” subheading_bottom_margin=”20px” heading=”FIND A PROGRAM NEAR YOU”][vc_column_text]

Click on a county to see what tennis opportunities are available to you. Come play or volunteer!

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-Charles Hunsucker, Parent & Coach”][/vc_column][vc_column parallax=”content-moving-fade” parallax_image=”10034″ width=”1/4″][spacing desktop_height=”500″][/vc_column][/vc_row]