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Buddy Up Tennis


Buddy Up Tennis is a high-energy, adaptive tennis and fitness program for children and young adults with Down Syndrome in the Tampa area. Buddy Up Tennis is a 90-minute clinic consisting of 60 minutes of professional tennis instruction and 30 minutes of fitness conditioning for athletes ages 5 and older.

Each of our athletes is partnered with a volunteer Buddy to maximize their experience. Buddies are required to be at least 14 years old, enthusiastic, energetic and ready to have fun! No tennis experience is required. All athletes receive a team shirt and racquet.

Buddy Up Tennis provides an enjoyable, supportive environment where athletes can learn to play tennis while engaging in activities in order to improve their athletic, social and emotional development with one on one attention from their Buddies. Athletes belong to a team, have the opportunity to progress throughout the program, foster friendships, build confidence and so much more.  These are life skills that are valuable both on and off the courts for people with Down Syndrome and related disabilities.

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