Join our team and become one of our valued Athletes. Participate in our programs, and foster new friendships, learn new skills, grow socially and emotionally, and enhancing muscle tone and core strengthening.
Our program is comprised of both fitness and tennis. During fitness, our Athletes focus on agility, ball control and tracking, coordination, balance, speed and strength. Tennis is lead by professional instructors and trained by our national staff to help our Athletes reach their full potential.  Athletes learn all aspects of the game from groundstrokes, volleys, overheads and serves to point play.
All children ages 5 or older and adults with Down syndrome are welcome to participate in Buddy Up  For Life as an “Athlete”, regardless of ability or prior tennis experience

How to Register:

To become an Athlete, please follow the steps below:

1.  Locate

Find a Chapter and program located near you!

2.  Apply

Complete our online Application Form. On the form, be sure to indicate which program(s) you are interested in participating in. If you have any questions while completing this form, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Chapter Coordinator (their contact information can be found on the respective location page).

3.  Pay

Families are encouraged to pay for the entire session of 8-12 weeks online HERE.

Cost & Scholarships

The cost for clinics and scholarships varies by location based on charitable donations and partnerships with respective Down Syndrome Associations.