February 25, 2017
Althea Gibson Tennis Center
Welcome athletes to another Swing into Spring Tournament!! The Tournament and Skills clinic is open to all children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We look forward to seeing all our friends from past tournaments and hope to welcome new friends into our family. Although there is no fee for this event, players must register on-line.
9:30am – 5:00pm
Althea Gibson Tennis Center at Empie Park
3405-A Park Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
Saturday will start with player sign-in at 9:30am. Match play will start at 10am.
Skills Clinic News
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 from 10:00 am–Noon. No advance registration required. We’ll check you in the day of the event.
The fun never ends at the “Swing into Spring” event. At 4pm a Tennis Carnival will be held for all registered athletes, unified partners, and clinic attendees. You will be hitting tennis balls for a chance to win prizes.
We are in need of volunteers for this event. You do not need to be a coach or have any tennis experience. We need scorekeepers, ballboys/girls, photographer and tennis players to act as teachers/coaches (teaches basic instruction to our skilled/beginning Athletes in the clinics). We are seeking volunteers to work in 3+ hour shifts: 9:15am-1pm and/or 12:15-4pm. We will need 50 or more volunteers, so please consider helping out with this great event.
The hosting hotel is Hampton Inn at 2320 S. 17th St. The number is 910-796-8881. Please tell them you are with ATANC and receive the $89 rate.
Questions about volunteer responsibilities? Email Billie Fitzsimons.
The “Swing into Spring” event could not be possible without volunteers, grants and donations from the community. We cannot thank you enough for your time and support.