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Young boy looking through a tennis racket

ACEing Autism Tennis Program

ACEing Autism is a non profit organization that brings recreational tennis programs to children on the autism spectrum. Using a dedicated nationwide volunteer force ACEing Autism reaches over 500 children every week.

ACEing Autism is excited to be working with The Whole Person to launch its newest program in Kansas City:

  • Northland Racquet Club - 306 Tenns Ct., North KCMO., 64116
  • $120 Fee for the whole session*
  • Every Saturday, from June 29th through August 3rd from 10:00 - 11:00 am.

The specially designed tennis clinic benefits children on the autism spectrum and their peers in various ways; just having them on court and participating is great for social skills training, general socialization, which leads to improved fitness, hand eye coordination, and improved motor skills.

With over 40 locations across the US, ACEing Autism has successfully introduced over seven hundred and fifty children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to tennis (since September 2010) and has delivered nearly five thousand hours of tennis coaching to these children, including creating eleven thousand hours of community service for volunteers from local communities, high schools and universities. ACEing Autism is a grant recipient from the USTA Foundation.

Each week participants will work on different fundamentals of the game of tennis. Participants will have an opportunity to increase their social skills through taking turns, working in teams, and following instructions. Activities each week will include:

  • Group Warm-Up
  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Racquet Skills
  • Volleys
  • Groundstrokes
  • Group Games

We will provide racquets and all equipment. Participants should wear athletic clothing and sneakers and bring water. We ask that parents/caregivers be responsible for assisting with any toileting or self-care if necessary.

Participants must register to attend and be between the ages of 5-18.

* Scholarships are available upon request. Contact info@aceingautism.org for more information.

The Whole Person looks forward to bringing ACEing Autism to the greater Kansas City area and we look forward to continue making the sport of tennis as inclusive as we possibly can. For more information, contact Rick Haith at aceingautismkc@gmail.com.