Special Olympics tennis in Indiana started in 2013 with 20 athletes at Carmel High School by then high school students, Nick Hennessey and Molly Fletchall. HCCTA Founder, Helen Petersen was instrumental in getting the program started. Today the program is at three sites during the summer (Boone County, Hamilton County and Washington Township) and served 83 athletes in 2017. These programs are free to athletes. They receive 8 hours of tennis instruction, a gently used racquet, T-shirt, bottled water, snacks and an awards party. Each athlete is paired with a volunteer buddy who comes to the program each week. HCCTA provides all the funding for these programs. Athletes must register on the Special Olympics Indiana website in the county where they reside.
If you would like to support the Special Olympics Indiana tennis program, you may volunteer or make an individual contribution. Please contact Helen Petersen if you are interested in volunteering or making a contribution.
PH: (317) 691-6591
Please contact Missee Foster for details about the program.
PH: (317) 571-TEAM