Year-Round Group Lessons

Due to popular requests, I have begun teaching year-round group lessons in order for children with Autism to continuously improve their tennis game, even after our summer large group lessons ends. However, I found that the most challenging effort was providing effective coaching since I understood how handling autistic children requires special skills because every child learns best using different methods. I conducted extensive searches for assistance and made close contact with Lisa Pugliese, the founder of the “Love Serving Autism” organization, which is a well-known USTA partner for adaptive tennis. I reached out to her and attended special training at her camps and gained valuable knowledge about handling ASD children by developing training techniques from which I formulated my own curriculum to use during my own coaching sessions and to train my recruited tennis buddies. These techniques involve using easily understandable visual aids, using direct and simple language to avoid confusion, and encouragement with extensive positive reinforcement through verbal and physical cues such as cheers. Other assistive equipment were also implemented such as hoops and cones to help aim and coordination, and using a phone recording app to review drills in slow-motion.

2019 Second Annual Camp

2019 Parker Foundation Autism Adaptive Tennis Camp Welcome to our 2019 Second Annual Parker Foundation Adaptive Youth Tennis Camp for ASD children. This is a continuation from our first 2018 Adaptive Small Group Tennis Camp organized by camp director, Nathan Foo. The 2018 event was the first free offering which offered a one-on-one setting for children with …

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2018 First Annual Camp

2018 The Parker Foundation forAutism Adaptive Tennis Camp Welcome to our 2018 First Annual Parker Foundation Adaptive Youth Tennis Camp for ASD children. After working with most of these children with ASD at the Annual Adaptive Tennis Clinic at the Kiwi Tennis Club during my 7th and 8th grades, I was devastated when this event could not …

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