Special Needs Tennis

TENNIS FOR PLAYERS with SPECIAL NEEDS – Volunteers Needed!


The Center’s programs for citizens with special needs have expanded, conducted by Tennis Center professional Lisa Pugliese. Pugliese enjoyed a distinguished career as a highly-ranked junior and collegiate player (she played for the University of Florida’s 1996 NCAA champions). Her professional career cut short by injuries, Lisa found her next great love in teaching, particularly young people with disabilities. Eventually she entered the field of instructing those on the autism spectrum and founded Love Serving Autism as a non-profit in service to this community.
Kids with an instructor in the Love Serving Autism class
Two adults with their instructor in the Love Serving Autism class

Love Serving Autism for Youth 


Interaction between volunteers and students is very important in this program, and Tennis Pro Lisa Pugliese seeks well-motivated individuals who can commit to it. Please let her know if you might be able to do so. Lisa@loveservingautism.org

LSA Youth meet at Russo Athletic Complex courts (adjacent to the Tennis Center) on selected Saturdays (see below).  For information and pre-registration, please contact lisa@loveservingautism.org.
  • The Love Serving Autism youth classes are FREE, but voluntary contributions are gladly accepted to help support this program.
AGE DAY  DATE TIME  CODE 
10-Under  Sat  Oct 13 & 27, Nov 10, Dec 1 & 15 10-11am  None 
Youth 11 +  Sat  Oct 13 & 27, Nov 10, Dec 1 & 15 11am-Noon  None 

Love Serving Autism for Adults

 
LSA Adults meet at the Tennis Center in two sessions on selected Tuesdays. Full session enrollment is required at www.pbgrec.com/login  or at the Tennis Center and includes 5 classes per session. Classes may be joined in progress at a pro-rated fee if space permits.
  • Age: 18+
DAY  DATE  TIME  SESSION FEE CODE 
Tue Sep 11 & 18, Oct 2, 16 & 30 6-7pm  $75/5 classes  332106-1A
Tue  Nov 6 & 27, Dec 4, 11 & 18  6-7pm  $75/5 classes  332106-2A 

Jamie’s Angels


Sponsored by the Frank Family as a memorial to their daughter, Jamie Alexa, this program continues to be held on a monthly basis during the school year starting in November.  The classes are FREE but please pre-register at 561-775-8277. 
DAY DATE TIME DAILY FEE CODE 
Sat  Nov 17 1-2pm  FREE  None 
Sat  Dec 15  1-2pm  FREE  None 
Participants and volunteers in the Jamie's Angels tennis program
Participants and volunteers in the Jamie's Angels tennis program