Spotlights

Ordinary people can do extraordinary things! See how our Athletes, Buddies, and Coaches are making a difference in their communities, both on and off the court.

SPOTLIGHTS

Join us to experience the impact of our program firsthand.

Partner Spotlight: Healthy New Albany

Buddy Up for Life is honored to partner with Healthy New Albany to bring our Cooking For Life classes.  From the state-of-the-art kitchen facilities, to our amazing...

Fall Partnerships Create Key Opportunities

As an organization dedicated to learning and providing ongoing health and wellness opportunities for our Athletes, Buddy Up Tennis is grateful for the support and partnership of...

Dallas Buddy Coach Goes Above & Beyond

Sheila Broadus had a traditional start to volunteering with Buddy Up Tennis, her daughter and her were looking for service hours that they could fulfill for USTA...

Summer Buddy Spotlights

At Buddy Up Tennis, we are fortunate to work with many passionate young people every day. We meet them on the courts through Buddy Up Tennis, but...

Buddy Taylor Ruby Gives 110%

For years, Columbus Athletes have been welcomed to the courts by Taylor Ruby and her infectious smile and energy. From high school Buddy to college Buddy to...

Giving Tuesday: Opportunities for our Athletes

The invaluable experiences that Buddy Up Tennis provides for our Athletes are made possible by the funds raised by members of our community, including parent volunteers, high...

Beth Gibson: Everyday Heroes

Candace Kane, Community Relations Director for Buddy Up Tennis, nominated Gibson for Everyday Heroes because of her dedication and how she goes out of her way to help so...

Buddy Up Summer Camp Coaches 2019

Kathleen McGuff and John Purnode both began their Buddy Up Tennis journeys as Buddies in middle school in Columbus, OH. Over the years, the two grew into...

Stars: On the Courts and On Stage

The Improveneers made their big stage debut on July 26th in Akron! The Improvaneers is the first-ever all Down syndrome improv group, and four out of the...

From Buddy to Junior Coach….

Buddies play an integral role in our weekly Buddy Up Tennis clinics. Many of the Buddies across our locations “grow up,” with Buddy Up Tennis as they...

Welcome to the Courts, Ryan!

Dallas Athlete Ryan Walsh (13) may be new to the courts, but he is not new to the sports arena! Ryan enjoys many sports. “I play football...

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