Become an Athlete

Become one of our valued Athletes and enjoy being part of a team. You’ll improve physically by enhancing  motor skills, balance and coordination. You will grow socially and emotionally while gaining confidence and most importantly, create lasting new friendships.

Athletes focus on the basic skills of tennis including groundstrokes, volleys and serves.  In addition, fitness equipment such as agility ladders, balance beams, hoops, and hurdles are uniquely incorporated. Athletes will also focus on core strengthening, agility, balance, and coordination through a variety of exercises and games.  Our Athletes range in age from five to forty-five years old and come from all over the country.

All children ages 5 or older and adults with Down syndrome are welcome to participate in Buddy Up Tennis as an “Athlete”, regardless of ability or prior tennis experience.


  1. Signing up is easy and you decide how often you would like to attend.
  2. Find a location near you to see when and where we meet next.
  3. Contact your Area coordinator , complete your forms, and join us on the courts for tennis, fitness, and FUN!

Cost & Scholarships

The cost for clinics and scholarships varies by location based on charitable donations and partnerships with respective Down Syndrome Associations.  However, cost will not exceed $15 per individual clinic.