Join us, ATP Top American Player John Isner, and host Ken Smith of WRAL for

FOOTPRINTS ON THE COURT

A Fundraiser for Abilities Tennis

LIVE Thursday Oct 22 6PM

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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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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!!

North Raleigh location only. Order by 4:15pm and pick up 4:30-5:30pm

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.

Click on the ``+`` to see more details. 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.

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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