Since 1987, tennis has been part
of the Special Olympics World Games.
How to play tennis:
Tennis can be played outdoors or indoors.
2 or 4 players play against each other.
There is a net in the middle of the court.
All players have a racket.
They use the racket to hit a ball over the net.
Does a player make mistakes?
For example, the same player touches the ball twice.
In Unified Sports®, people with ID and
people without disabilities play sport together.
They also compete together.
The people with ID are called athletes.
The people without disabilities are called partners.
Is tennis a Unified Sport?
There are teams of people with ID.
And there are teams of people with ID and people without disabilities.
How many people play tennis at the World Games?
109 athletes and 30 partners.