News & Updates

Area Special Olympics will be held March 24th! The Parade & Opening Ceremony begin at 9:00am at Jesuit High School. The Tennis Competition will be held at HCC Tampa Tennis Club at 10:00am. Over 100 "Tennis For Fun" athletes from Hillsborough and Polk County will be competing!

The 2017 Awards & Pizza Party was held at the Moose Lodge in Brandon on April 28th. 2017 Awards and Pizza PartyClick here to see photos.

Our Athletes competed in the 2016 State of Florida Special Olympics.

2016 State Special OlympicsClick here to see photos.

Our athletes competed in the 2016 County & Area Special Olympics. 2016 County & Area Specail OlympicsClick here to see photos.

A special Thank You to the tennis members of The Oaks Club of Osprey for their donations of tennis rackets, shoes, balls and clothes to our Tennis For Fun athletes. Click here to see photos.

Our Athletes from Camden & Belfast Maine competed in the 2015 Maine State Special Olympics.

2015 Maine State Special OlympicsClick here to see photos.

Thank You Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center! We love our new shirts!

TFF Receives New ShirtsClick here to view the photos of our athletes in their new shirts.

Tennis for Fun

Tennis For Fun,free tennis clinic for athletes with special needs, is a volunteer organization that provides athletes with an opportunity to have fun playing tennis, to learn basic skills and to socialize with each other.

Our program specializes with athletes of all ages that are intellectually handicapped, especially those with Down Syndrome, but other special needs athletes are also welcome to join the program. Tennis For Fun is entirely a volunteer organization. All services and equipment are donated by our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. Click here to find out how you can get involved.


Adaptive Tennis National Community Service Award

The USTA awarded the 2011 USTA Adaptive Tennis National Community Service Award to Tennis For Fun. The award is given to a program or program leader that has demonstrated continued excellence, dedication and service in tennis for an adaptive tennis community. View the video below!

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Our History

Tennis for Fun was founded by Nathan Moore, a Jesuit High School student, Judy and Nathan Moorein September of 2000. His goal was to create a positive and fun activity for special needs athletes in the greater Tampa area. Since its inception, the program has grown substantially, spreading to four locations and coaching over a hundred athletes. Although Nathan has been attending college at St. Louis University, the program has been continued by his mother, Judy, along with Rosanna Chiaramonte, both of whom have played an enormous role in making the program what it is today.

Donate Equipment

Donate Equipment Donate Equipment Consider donating your used tennis rackets, balls, or clothing. We will put your donation to good use. New tennis equiment and supplies (ie. string, grips, etc.) are welcome.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics

The Tennis for Fun instructors are certified by the Special Olympics and our athletes follow the Special Olympics Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct holds all Special Olympic athletes to the highest standards of competition. As part of the Code of Conduct, our athletes have taken the following oath: "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."