Region C Tennis

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 to develop basic tennis skills. Athletes also have the opportunity to compete with their non-disabled peers in Unified doubles.

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 state championships at the State Tennis Championships held in Frankfort in 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

Day of Emergency number: 331-425-8845 (Amanda Cell).

Match Play:  Coaches/Athletes should check in at tournament central 15 minutes prior to the time listed.   A 50 minute time limit is used for all matches at all levels of play. Matches are scheduled in 1 hour blocks allowing 50 minutes for court play (includes a 5 minute warmup) and 10 minutes for transition between matches.

·        The 50 minute time begins when the 5 minute warm up begins.

·        Play begins after the 5 minute warm up.

Traditional Match Play: will consist of 2 full (6 game) sets using no-ad scoring with a 10 point Tie-break to determine the winner of the match. 

Short Court Match Play: Level 2 athletes will play in a match that consists of 1 full set, in which the first player/team who wins 6 games wins that set, provided there is a margin of 2 games over the opponent(s). At 6-All, a 7 point tie-break is played to determine the winner of the match.

Weather Policy: If a cancellation decision has to be made, it will be done by 5:30a Saturday, June 22nd 

Heat Guidelines for all one-day events:

If any of the following conditions are forecasted or are reached during the event, then the event will be cancelled:

1.   Temperature above 95 degrees

2.    Heat Index above 102 degrees

3.    The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory Warning for the time frame of the event.

If there has been rain Friday/Saturday and court conditions are questionable – you will receive updates by email.

Attire: All athletes should wear proper tennis attire-No jeans, no jewelry.

Please remind your Athletes to drink plenty of fluids.  Shade at Hinsdale South is limited.   

Facility Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Event Details

Team Registration                                   7:30a 

Matches begin                                          8:00a  

Final Round of Matches                         3:00p     

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Things to bring:

Athletes should bring their own rackets.  Balls will be provided.   Water bottles, sunscreen, umbrellas, lawn chairs, canopy tents as we will be outside all day. 

Please remind your Athletes to drink plenty of fluids.  Shade at Hinsdale South is limited.   


Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Lunch will be provided by the Knights of Columbus for all athletes, coaches and unified partners on a 4:1 ratio.  

Supporting Documents

Tennis Rule Interpretations

2024 Region C Tennis Final Divisions

2024 Region C Tennis Schedule UPDATED 6-11-24

To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.

2024 Region C Tennis Final Schedule

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support 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 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 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.


Jun 22 2024


7:30 am - 2:00 pm




Hinsdale South High School
7401 Clarendon Hills Rd, Darien, IL 60561
Amanda Nelson


Amanda Nelson
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