Dear Abilities Tennis Community,
As we come to the end of 2020, I stand back and marvel at the resiliency of the Abilities Tennis Community. While it would be easy and understandable to take a long pause, Abilities Tennis continues to plow through these trying times with a profound commitment to the well-being of our athletes. You have responded by engaging whole-heartedly from your homes through social media, Zoom, and phone calls. We have witnessed first-hand your dedication as we saw you exercise online and interact with each other. We applaud you for taking this time to work on your physical and mental health.
You Inspire Us
The support of our athletes, families, volunteers, coaches, and many others has been our base during these strange times and keeps us even more motivated. This support was obvious during our annual fundraiser, our most successful to date, not just because of your generous donations but also from the substantial amount of inspiring, heartfelt words we collected. It was a celebration of the many who make Abilities Tennis an outstanding community. We further witnessed a swelling of encouragement and support through several unexpected fundraisers across North Carolina and through the many athlete success stories that we continue to hear.
Abilities Tennis is poised to provide tennis programming for those with intellectual disabilities throughout the state of North Carolina in 2021. We will do this in whatever way is best for the athletes, given our present circumstances. We look forward to seeing you, and some new faces, on court or online. Let’s continue to build more health, friendship, and community.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
President, Abilities Tennis Association of NC