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WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by supporting Buddy Up Tennis, a nationwide, award-winning adaptive tennis and fitness program for Athletes with Down syndrome.

THE PLEDGE

for 12 months

$21/mo

100% of charitable donations support Buddy Up Tennis, Inc. and are tax deductible. Buddy Up Tennis, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

OR

a one-time donation in the location of your choice

YOUR IMPACT

Your generous gift will be used to keep our Athletes on the courts, in the gym, and at summer camp throughout the year by allowing us to provide:

Professional Instructors

Tennis Racquets

Fitness Equipment

Team Shirts

in the Buddy Up Tennis Location of Your Choice

World Down Syndrome Day, March 21st was established with the goal of raising awareness and mobilizing support and recognition of the dignity, rights and well-being of individuals with Down syndrome across the world. March 21, the 21st day of the third month of the year, was chosen to symbolize the third copy of the 21st chromosome present in Trisomy 21, the most common form of Down syndrome.

WILL YOU JOIN OUR JOURNEY?

We are on a mission, but we need your help to get there.

SUPPORT OUR ATHLETES

TAKE THE PLEDGE

TENNIS • FITNESS • FUN

WHY SUPPORT OUR PROGRAM?

TENNIS

FITNESS

FUN

It's about more than tennis. 
Buddy Up Tennis changes lives – tennis, fitness, and fun are how we do it.

Our Athletes learn the fundamentals of tennis through professional instruction, while also gaining confidence by learning important life skills such as  sportsmanship, teamwork, and structure.

Through our fitness program tailored to individuals with Down syndrome, our Athletes are challenged physically and mentally to overcome obstacles, while also proactively fighting susceptibility to health issues such as type 2 diabetes.

Each summer, we develop a summer camp filled with fun, rewarding, and energetic experiences designed to help our Athletes expand their knowledge and skills to ultimately reach their fullest potential.

TENNIS

Athletes will learn all the tennis strokes and important aspects of the game such as sportsmanship and teamwork through drills and games.

FITNESS

One third of each clinic will focus on fitness activities including; agility, ball control and tracking, coordination, balance and strengthening. 

FUN

We create a rewarding and energetic environment where each Athlete is encouraged to reach their fullest potential.

  We made it to the  
US OPEN
  We made it to the  
US OPEN

HOW WE HELP OUR ATHLETES

Our program is designed to embrace the challenges that individuals with Down syndrome face so our Athletes can learn, grow, and reach their fullest potential.

Individuals with Down syndrome can experience several physical and psychological health complications such as increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes; low muscle tone, looseness of ligaments, and decreased core strength; atypical development of motor skills; high susceptibility to depression and anxiety; social withdrawal; and challenges in behavioral activity. 

With this in mind, Buddy Up Tennis was created. We are the first and only organization with a customized program that proactively embraces these challenges in order to help our Athletes with Down syndrome thrive.

By participating in Buddy Up Tennis, our Athletes can:

Strengthen muscle tone, coordination, and balance while reducing body fat

Increase energy level, improve reflexes, and enhance mental alertness

Develop structure and routine in a positive and friendly environment

Lower their resting heart rate and blood pressure while improving reaction times

Develop team-building skills and sportsmanship amongst lifelong friends

The United States Tennis Association
named Buddy Up Tennis the
 Adaptive Tennis Program of the Year in 2016.
 

650

Athletes

750

Buddies

100

Coaches

25

Locations

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