Join us and Special Guest John Isner!

FOOTPRINTS ON THE COURT

A FUNDRAISER FOR ABILITIES TENNIS

OCTOBER 22ND 6:00PM

Join us for an Amazing Hour

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Special Guest John Isner

An American tennis legend

...equally impressive in his kindness and generosity. We look forward to spending a little time with this special North Carolinian, listening to why he supports our efforts, and seeing him chat with our athlete he's known since his junior tennis days.

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Emcee Ken Smith

WRAL TV Journalist

A highly experienced award-winning reporter, tennis player, and ATANC Board Member, guaranteed to deliver a fantastic hour you won't want to miss!

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Host a Watch Party!

Another GREAT reason for dinner and drinks

Or maybe a pre-match event? Get together with the people in your COVID bubble to watch what YOUR support brings to so many in Abilities Tennis. You never know, we could be calling on you during the hour to feature your enthusiasm for the sport, John Isner, and supporting a great cause!

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Watch Party Grub!

by Carolina Ale House

Order some eats for your watch party or dinner on Footprints Night and Carolina Ale House will donate 15% of the proceeds to Abilities Tennis! Help us show our appreciation to CAH for supporting us year after year!!

Best to order by 4:15pm. Pick-up 4:30-5:30pm

YOUR SUPPORT BRINGS ALL THIS AND MORE...

Watch the video, see your impact.

What Your Donation Funds

Average clinic location per season: $800; Average Tournament Cost: $2800; The joy, health, and sense of community felt by all participants: PRICELESS

22 CLINIC LOCATIONS

22 locations, 23 clinic times + more coming in 2021!

Abilities Tennis coordinates with local Parks, Clubs, and Community Tennis Associations to provide or support clinics across NC. Different locations may have different needs. Whenever required, we handle the following:

  • Hiring coaches
  • Training volunteers & coaches
  • Provision of equipment such as balls, racquets, nets, and court markers
  • Player Registration
  • Court Reservations
  • Curriculum
  • Follow up with Athletes and families as needed
  • Liability Insurance

7 TOURNAMENTS

7 different annual tournaments each with a unique experience!

For each competition we provide:

  • T-shirts
  • medals
  • many cases of balls
  • meals & water
  • extra racquets as needed
  • name tags
  • bracket sheets
  • office supplies
  • event liability insurance

We set up (or assist with) registration and communications with athletes, volunteers, coaches, and the host facility plus create draws and court schedule for different levels of play.

COACHES TRAINING

We now sponsor 2-3 coaches a year to attend the PTR Adaptive Training in South Carolina. We cover the workshop and travel costs for our coaches. The investment pays off in so many ways. Not only do they bring new skills to their clinics, they are able to train our volunteers and provide others some insight into techniques that bring success to our population.

We also provide 2-hour training sessions throughout the year to new and current coaches. This allows new ideas and new techniques to be shared.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING

In 2020, we trained over 200 volunteers! Thanks to many of our coaches who provided the training across NC. We cover travel expenses for the trainers and provide registration and follow-up for the volunteers.

Your generous support allows us to continue offering programs and outreach free of charge. Thank you!

You've made a HUGE Impact! 2019 by the Numbers

Last year's stats showed our largest growth ever

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5000+ Volunteer Hours
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500+ Athletes Served
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32Programs
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289Events

Official Sponsors

Many thanks to all our sponsors. We couldn't do this without you!

Be Part of the Main Event

We need you to help us bring new skills, health, friendship, and a whole lot of joy to our very special population.

Watch the Live Show!

Bookmark this page for October 22nd at 6:00PM

Watch the Footprints on the Court Live event 6:00-7:00pM on our YouTube Channel. Click the button then book mark our page…

Bid at the Silent Auction

Find that one thing you can’t live without!

The Footprints on the Court Annual Silent Auction is ONLINE! We encourage you to browse before bidding battles commence. Bidding opens OCTOBER 15TH

Register now so you are ready to bid! Text Footprints to 243725 to receive a registration link.

Or, click the button, then click SIGN IN on the top right of our home page.

Host a Watch Party

How can you help?  Host a party!

  1. Invite guests in your COVID bubble or host where you have enough space for social distancing
  2. Ask your tennis club to stream the event!
  3. Serve your favorite drinks or make our Footprints cocktail
  4. Email us to let us know you are hosting! We’ll send you the Zoom Watch Party link.
  5. Join us on Zoom! We’re featuring parties on our LIVE event that are showing their support!
  6. Share the event on social media. Tag us or use our hashtag #fpotc2020

Make the Footprints on the Court Cocktail

Ingredients
2.5 oz Social House Vodka or Absolut Elyx vodka
.5 oz simple syrup
.5 oz lime juice
4 basil leaves
1 slice jalapeno
Instructions
Place all ingredients into a shaker, then shake and strain into a freshly chilled martini glass. Garnish with thin slice of jalapeno.

GREEN INTENSITY

Ingredients
2.5 oz Social House Vodka or Absolut Elyx vodka
.5 oz simple syrup
.5 oz lime juice
4 basil leaves
1 slice jalapeno
Instructions
Place all ingredients into a shaker, then shake and strain into a freshly chilled martini glass. Garnish with thin slice of jalapeno.

Ace Collins

ACE COLLINS

Ingredients
1 1/2 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin (or sub Socia House vodka)
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
5 raspberries + more for garnish
club soda
Instructions
Muddle (mash up) raspberries, gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a collins glass. Top with club soda and garnish with fresh whole raspberries.

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