Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC)

Special Olympics Southern California


Like mainstream tennis, Special Olympics Tennis gives athletes the opportunity to learn and perform a variety of skills that can be played throughout life. In addition to offering traditional singles and doubles events, Special Olympics offers individual skills competition to allow athletes to train and compete in basic tennis skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to match play.

Official Events
  • Singles
  • Doubles
The following tennis events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels:

Individual Skills Competition
  • Forehand Volley
  • Backhand Volley
  • Forehand Groundstroke
  • Backhand Groundstroke
  • Serve – Deuce Court
  • Serve – Advantage Court
  • Alternating Groundstrokes with Movements
This sport is offered in the following locations:
  • Inland Empire
    (Barstow, Temecula, West San Bernardino)
  • Kern County
  • Los Angeles County
    (Pomona, Santa Clarita & Tri-Valley)
  • Orange County
  • San Diego County
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Ventura County


All athletes and coaches are required to submit a waiver to participate in SOSC activities.
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