Region E Tennis and Tennis Skills – Cancelled

Due to the weather and court conditions, the 2023 Region E Tennis Competition scheduled for today (7/12) has been cancelled. As always, the safety of our athletes, coaches, volunteers and spectators remains our first priority.

This event will NOT be rescheduled. All match play athletes will qualify. We will send out lottery results for skills athletes later today. State tennis paperwork is due Tuesday, July 18th.

What Is Tennis?

A lifetime leisure sport, tennis provides athletes the opportunity to learn and perform a variety of sports skills. Tennis competition is offered in singles and doubles at various ability levels ranging from traditional tennis to individual skills competition for developing basic tennis skills. Unified doubles tennis is also offered where those with and without intellectual disabilities compete as a pair.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in tennis compete locally at region events. They are then eligible to advance to the State Tennis Tournament, which is held in Bloomington each August.

Tennis Events Offered in Illinois


  • Match play in singles and doubles


  • Short court match play in singles and doubles
  • Individual skills competition (forehand volley, backhand volley, forehand ground stroke, backhand ground stroke, serve deuce court, serve advantage court, alternating ground strokes)


  • Unified match play in doubles

Competition Information

Tennis traditional singles, traditional doubles and skills

Facility Information

Outdoor courts will be utilized for tennis skills and match competitions.

Event Details

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Water, rackets and balls will be provided at the event.


Athletes will be placed in divisions prior to the event based off of their qualifying scores. Athletes will be awarded at the end of the event.


Lunch will be provided for registered athletes and coaches.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state championship competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, which supports Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 9,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines. Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information:



Jul 12 2023


8:30 am - 2:00 pm




Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School
700 W North St, Bradley, IL 60915
Annie Riddering


Annie Riddering
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