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Watauga High Girls’ Tennis Team Volunteers to assist with “Abilities Tennis”

The WHS Tennis Team will be volunteering to assist with tennis clinics for area special needs kids and adults on 4 consecutive Sundays in October. The clinics will be held at the WHS courts.

Lou Welch from Abilities Tennis of North Carolina came to Boone from Raleigh Monday, September 25 from 5:50-7:30 to provide some basic "training" for the volunteers. Magali Turner and Carolina Davidson, members of the team, attended the training. Abilities Tennis is so great that they were just awarded as the best adaptive tennis program for 2018 by the National USTA. Local resident, Karen McFarland is an active member of the USTA and reached out to Coach Almond and the team to assist with the clinic. “Several of our players are looking forward to this great opportunity to work with the community towards the promotion of tennis”, Coach Almond stated.

What is Abilities Tennis? Serving athletes with intellectual disabilities, recently hosted its 9th Annual Winter Chill tournament at NC State University. Over 70 athletes from around the state 

The Mission The mission of the Abilities Tennis (formerly Adaptive Tennis Association of North Carolina) is to offer tennis opportunities at all levels for individuals with intellectual disabilities across the state of North Carolina.

Sunday, October 7th 3:30-4:30        Sunday, October 21st 3:30-4:30

Sunday, October 14th 3:30-4:30      Sunday, October 28th 3:30-4:30