December 7, 2013 – December 7, 2013

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Adaptive Tennis Association of NC is pleased to announce the


6th Annual Winter Chill Tournament

Sponsored by Western Wake Tennis Association

and Raleigh Tennis Association

North Carolina State University will be host for the 6th annual Adaptive Tennis Association of North Carolina Winter Chill Tennis Tournament. Matches will be held at NCSU’s J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. Tournament registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the tournament and dance from 10a.m.- 7p.m.

The tournament, sponsored by the Western Wake Tennis Association and the Raleigh Tennis Association, will bring many exceptional tennis players with intellectual disabilities from cities throughout North Carolina to Raleigh. The Tournament Directors include the NCSU women’s tennis team and six students (Emily Ratliff, Marisa Anthony, Emma Marx, Chris Bollinger, Cassie Bollinger, and Madi Vanarthos). Each of the six teenagers, who are either enrolled in N.C. State or in high school, have dedicated many hours to planning the tournament and are excited to provide this amazing opportunity to athletes with special needs.

Tournament play in the morning will consist of singles play, with doubles play in the afternoon. We offer skills, short court, and full court. During doubles, the players have the opportunity to partner with the NCSU women’s tennis team and other local players.

We are also pleased to announce that for the 2nd year we are partnering with “Adopt a Unit” to collect socks for our troops in Afghanistan. We have set a high goal of collecting 750 pairs of socks so please bring as many socks with you as you can for donation.

The tournament athletes can look forward to playing some great matches, great food, a lively dance, and gifts. The tournament is open to tennis players of all ages with intellectual disabilities.

The Winter Chill could not be possible without volunteers, grants and donations from the community.


To find out about volunteer opportunities, please contact: Emily Ratliff at ATANC is dedicated to providing a positive tennis experience by enhancing the mental, physical, emotional, and social well being of individuals with intellectual disabilities by introducing and developing the skills required to participate and compete in the sport of tennis.