HEALTH BENEFITS

Our programs are designed to embrace the physical and emotional challenges that individuals with Down syndrome face so our Athletes can learn, grow, and reach their fullest potential on and off the court.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Our programs are designed to embrace the physical and emotional challenges that individuals with Down syndrome face so our Athletes can learn, grow, and reach their fullest potential on and off the court.
Individuals with Down syndrome can experience 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.
Buddy Up Tennis was created with these risks in mind. 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 our programs, our Athletes can:

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

Increase energy levels, 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