Tennis is a popular sport played at all levels of skill and by players of all ages. Every athlete aims in passing the ball to the opponent’s side of the net, striking it with a tennis racquet. The sport emphasizes values, such as fair play, sportsmanship and respect for fellow competitors. Tennis is not only fun to play, but it is a lifetime sport activity that is fun to practice and fun to learn.

Participants will be divisioned by Special Olympics Minnesota based on ability level and age to give them a competitive experience.

This sport offers a Unified option. This gives individuals both with and without intellectual disabilities a chance to compete on the same team. This sport also offers Individual Skills, which gives lower-ability or new athletes a chance to compete and showcase the skills they are learning in that sport.


Individual Skills
Unified Doubles
Short Court Individual Skills
Short Court Singles

Here is a list of the individual skills events: 
Forehand volley
Backhand volley
Forehand groundstroke
Backhand groundstroke
Serve deuce court
Serve advantage court
Alternating groundstrokes with movement

Competition Season

Tennis competitions run in August.

Become a Coach!

All coaches who work with athletes need to be Level 1 certified. Level 1 certified coaches can coach any sport.


State Tennis

Fred Wells Tennis Center 100 Federal Dr, St Paul, MN, United States