OKEECHOBEE — Beginning Saturday Nov. 19 and continuing until May,, a tennis clinic will be offered every other Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon for Okeechobee residents with special needs.
Tennis for Fun is a program offered by Special Olympics. It is run completely by volunteers, in this case, Bernard and Carol Marker and is free of charge. "We provide athletes with an opportunity to have fun playing tennis, to learn basic skills and to socialize with each other," states the pamphlet.
The clinic for is for all ages and skill levels. "If you are a beginner, no problem. Come have fun learning new skills," said Marker.
Special Olympics athlete Carol is a Gold Medal winner for tennis, and all participants will have the opportunity to learn from her.
The clinics will be held at the tennis courts at the Wooden Jungle, and all equipment will be provided.
If you know anyone who has special needs, whether physical or intellectual, who would like to join, please come and have fun while learning about tennis, said Marker.
Please wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle.
Anyone interested in being a volunteer can talk to Marker at 863-801-3393. High school students are able to use this volunteer opportunity to gain ccommunity service hours.
All donations are fully tax deductible.