Winter Chill

North Carolina State University will be host for the 10th Annual Abilities Tennis Association of North Carolina’s Winter Chill Tennis Tournament!


9:00-9:30am Athletes Registration

8:45-9:15am Volunteer Sign-In

9:30am Welcome from NCSU Coach, Simon Earnshaw and Lou Welch, Executive Director of ATANC

9:45am Play Begins!

12:00-1:30pm Lunch (staggered format)

1:30- 3:30 or 4:00pm Play continues! Closing Ceremony

Athletes can choose to play skills court, short court, or full court. Athletes will also have the opportunity to partner with the NCSU women’s tennis team.

This year we will continue with the tradition of bringing t-shirts (new and gently used) for students to take to Guatemala on a mission trip in February. Thanks in advance!

Sponsored by North Carolina Tennis Association, Western Wake Tennis Association and Raleigh Tennis Association

Also, thanks to students Madison Smith, Kathryn Haile, Callie Oliveira, Pete Garrabrant, and Mitch Skiko for working on the steering committee to bring the Winter Chill back for a 10th year.


Lucky Duck Tourney

Eventbrite - Abilities Tennis Lucky Duck Unified Doubles Tournament

Get ready for Unified Doubles and Skills Fun

Grab your doubles partner and register for the 1st Abilities Lucky Duck Tournament! Need a partner? We’ll find one for you for Unified or Partner Doubles. Participation is free!


9:30am – Player Sign In

10:00am – 12:00pm – Doubles Play with  Short court and Full court option.

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm-3:30ish pm – Doubles play continues, both full court and short court.

Skills Clinic Court

In addition to the tournament we will be holding a Skills Clinic. If you are a new or beginner level athlete with intellectual disabilities come on out and join the fun!

One Session: 10:00 – 11:30am


Footprints on the Court

An evening of tennis, music, food, and drink await you at our annual fundraiser benefitting the Abilities Tennis Association of North Carolina (ATANC). 

If you are intrested in Footprints on the Court Sponsorship, please click here

Player registration includes tennis, t-shirt, dinner, two drink coupons, and music. If you just want to enjoy the food, drink, music and tennis off the court? Register as a Tennis Fan!

On the Court Schedule of Events

Mixed and women’s doubles will be played in a round-robin format.

5:00 – 6:00
Unified Doubles: This is your opportunity to play with one of our Abilities Tennis athletes! Come a little earlier to find your partner. Please arrive at 4:45 to sign in.

6:00 – 7:00
Session 1: Women’s Doubles

7:00 – 8:00
Session 2: Mixed Doubles

Off the Court Schedule of Events

Enjoy the sounds of the band 40-Love and dinner from Carolina Ale House! Bid on the fantastic items in our Silent Auction provided by many tennis teams and local businesses.

Auction begins

6:00 – 8:00
Dinner by Carolina Ale House

8:30 – 10:00
40-LOVE plays in the ballroom

9:00 – 9:30
Auction Ends

Why Support Abilities Tennis?

The Abilities Tennis Association of North Carolina (ATANC) provides tennis opportunities across the state of North Carolina for athletes with intellectual disabilities.  Funds raised at this event will support free tennis clinics, free tennis tournaments, and the enhancement of tennis opportunities in  camps and the school setting. Watch the videos below to see the impact of these programs, or visit the website at to learn more



Atlantic Tire Championships

Join us for the 3rd Abilities Tennis Night at the Atlantic Tire Championships. The Atlantic Tire Championships is a USTA Pro Circuit Event that features Top ATP Players. Many of the tournament players will have just competed at the US Open in New York City. The tournament will be held September 11- 17 at Cary Tennis Park. Check the tournament’s website for additional details.


5:15 – 6:15: Abilities Clinic
We will hold a clinic for all levels on the same courts the tournament players use for warm-ups.

6:30: Dinner
Tribeca Tavern will be providing dinner again. Athletes, parents and clinic volunteers can enjoy dinner while watching the tournament’s first evening match.

7:00ish: Exhibition Match
Catch an Abilities Tennis Exhibition Match on the tournament’s Stadium Court. There will be ball kids, a chair umpire, player’s names on the scoreboard and a stadium of lucky tournament spectators. The exhibtion match will be held before the tournament’s featured singles match.

This event is free to our athletes, parents and coaches.

Come early to enjoy the afternoon matches and stay late to watch the night match.



Winston-Salem Open

NC Tennis has invited Abilities Tennis of NC to attend the Winston Salem Open and share the skills of our athletes in unified doubles full court exhibition matches. We have 2 courts and we need 8 athletes and 4 unifed partners. We have 20 free tickets..this will cover 8 athletes and a family member or coach and the four unified partners.