FREE tennis clinic to children of the N.Y. area at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center from 8am -10am, Wednesday 26th August.

ACEing Autism (a nonprofit organization that brings specialized recreational tennis programs to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in communities throughout the United States) is offering a FREE tennis clinic to children of the NY area on Wednesday, August 26th 2015 at 8am, amongst the excitement and backdrop of the US Open’s qualifying rounds.

The clinic will take place at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Public Tennis Courts, adjacent to the east gate entrance of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center from 8am -10am. ACEing Autism’s mission is to connect children on the autism spectrums though tennis, encouraging social interaction with other children and the volunteers who teach them.

Currently, 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which leads to approximately one million children in the US with an ASD. While many children with ASD received traditional therapies, there is a desperate need for recreational opportunities and activities for these children and tennis has been proven a positive outlet for improving social skills, fitness, hand-eye coordination, improved motor skills, which leads to a positive impact with the family unit as a whole.

FlushingMeadows1“We are excited to return to Flushing Meadows for our second year on Queens Day. To have an ACEing Autism program run alongside the US Open is a wonderful opportunity to bring awareness to autism and how our tennis program is making a positive impact with families that have a child with autism. Our clinic on Queens day is really a celebration for our team of program directors who all love the game of tennis and are so passionate about teaching the sport to children with autism spectrum disorders. “ Richard Spurling, Founder & CEO of ACEing Autism.

Each child will receive an ACEing Autism T-shirt, a medal, and a goody bag for participating, including being able to borrow a HEAD racquet for their time on court. The classes also offers a respite for Moms & Dads to come together during this hour to support and share experiences, while proudly watching their children develop into tennis players! Additional games and fun like face-painting will be enjoyed on the day too, including an opportunity to win prizes!

“I’ve witnessed the fabulous work ACEing Autism does and I’m so glad they will be doing a clinic at Flushing Meadows. Tennis is an incredible sport in so many ways and to see the positive impact it can have on children with autism spectrum disorders is truly inspiring.” Retired tennis player and Tennis Channel commentator Justin Gimelstob.

For further information about registering your child or participating, go to ACEing Autism’s website at www.aceingautism.com and view Flushing Meadows on the locations page or please contact Richard Spurling at richard@aceingautism.com or on +1 617 901 7153.