Tennis became an official Special Olympics sport in 1987. The training season is usually from October to June.
- Tennis Resources – rules, coaching guides, fact sheets, etc.
Details for Delaware County Program
SOPA Season: Spring/Summer
Head Coach: Paul Seligson
What to Expect: TBD
Training Specifics: Typically held Saturday afternoons at Delaware County Community College (Media) starting late March. Some training may take place indoors due to weather. Click HERE for the current season’s information.
Competition Dates: TBD
Equipment: We will provide all the required equipment.
Uniform Requirements: TBD
ALL athletes must have a current medical (on Special Olympics PA medical form) that runs through the end of the season. If the athlete medical is not up-to-date, athletes WILL NOT be able to participate. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule since it poses a safety risk to the entire program. An up-to-date medical must always be on file with the coach as well as sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. To download a copy of medical application, check our resource page. To check on medical expiration date, please go here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gZlc7Rupri51R_2SAgbVRI8DwrOVf2nDOvmssWKBXfo/edit#gid=0
ALL athletes must attend at least 8 trainings and participate in qualifiers to be eligible to compete in State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).
ALL athletes can participate in multiple sports during the same season, but must declare a primary sport for State Games (Summer Games/Fall Festival/Indoor Winter Games).