PTR contributes to Special Olympics

April 28, 2010

Hilton Head Island, SC — PTR Foundation, the charitable arm of Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), distributed more than $2,300 in new tennis equipment, as well as hundreds of gently used tennis racquets to in-need programs that participated in the 2010 Special Olympics Invitational Tennis Championships.

Nine states representing 17 individual area programs competed in the Championships. Each program is struggling for equipment and resources to service mentally challenged individuals to enjoy the sport of tennis. PTR Foundation was able to provide training manuals, beginner drills DVDs, used racquets, foam, pressureless and regulation tennis balls, ball hoppers, ball pick up tubes and portable mini-nets. PTR Foundation also donated tennis shoes, warm ups and shirts for players who are going to the National Games.

Nancy Van Winter of the Maryland Special Olympics program received a HAL personal tennis stroke trainer that is perfect for developing tennis strokes with a ball permanently attached to the end of a flexible pole.