The Ernie Els #GameON Autism Tennis program is modeled after the Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf program which was first established by World Golf Hall of Fame member, Ernie Els.
The tennis program aims to extend the reach of the ErnieEls #GameON Autism™ Sports Program to provide more sports and fitness opportunities for individuals with autism. The sport of tennis teaches skills that place a greater emphasis on movement, footwork, and reaction to the ball, further training cardiovascular strength.
The Program Curriculum
The program includes a structured tennis learning experience with opportunities to practice specific autism learning concepts, including communication, emotional regulation, motor, and social skills. The goal of the program is for participants to achieve their individual tennis successes, build confidence and self-esteem, in a fun, welcoming and supportive environment.
How to Become an Official Program Provider
Would you like to bring the Ernie Els #GameON Autism Tennis Program to your community? The Foundation offers various opportunities to become an Official Program Provider. For more information and/or to become an Official Program Provider, contact:
Online Training Course for the Ernie Els #GameON Autism Golf Program
Ernie Els #GameON Autism Tennis Virtual Clinic Video Tutorials
- Lesson Plans
- Teaching Tennis Skills
- Teaching Strategies
Available to Official Program Providers (in the U.S.) only