Adaptive Tennis Programs


Tennis Center programs for players with special needs have expanded to include wheelchair, mentally and physically disabled, as well as those on the autism spectrum. All are conducted by professionals with specific training and experience in the field.

All Adaptive Tennis programs take place at the Tennis & Pickleball Center unless otherwise noted and highlighted.

Wheelchair Tennis

The Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center offers Wheelchair Tennis on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Each class includes a tennis & mobility warm-up, stroke/strategy of the day and play. The first class is free! Call 561-630-1180 to reserve your spot.

  • Instructor: USPTA Pro Jim Tierney
Youth2nd & 4th Thursday of each month5:30-6:30pm$10
Adult2nd & 4th Thursday of each month6:30-8:30pm$10

Jamie’s Angels

This program provides an enjoyable monthly occasion for the benefit of community members with special needs. Qualified tennis professionals direct the play – which is adapted to the individual abilities of the participants – helped by enthusiastic volunteers, usually with a one-to-one player to volunteer ratio. It is funded by the Frank Family in memory of their daughter/granddaughter/sister, Jamie Alexa. The classes are FREE but please pre-register at 561-630-1180.

  • Select Saturdays in the Fall, 1:00-2:00pm

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 email Lisa and let her know if you might be able to do so. For information and pre-registration, please contact Lisa via email.

  • Location: Joseph R. Russo Athletic Complex, 5070 117th Court North

Love Serving Autism for Adults

Space permitting, students may enroll for the remainder of a session in progress at a pro-rated fee.

  • Age: 18+
  • Instructor: Jim Tierney
  • Location: Joseph R. Russo Athletic Complex, 5070 117th Court North
2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month5:30-6:30pm232102-1A