DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, Tennis registration for athletes is closed.  For those unable to sign up in time our sincere apologies.  It is a popular sport and court space is very limited.  If you like to be put on a wait list please send email to and we will make note of your request.  As for buddies we are still in need of your help!!  To register as a buddy please click on the button below.   Thank you!

Tennis season will open Saturday, January 12 2019.  All clinics will be held at Sportime Tennis, 101 Norcross Ave. Bethpage.  Start time will be 3:30 pm and each practice will last 1 hour.  Due to limited space we will break up the athletes into two groups and each group will have 4 clinics.  All clinics will include conditioning, drills and simulated match situations.  Finally, full schedule will be posted as soon as possible.


About us

Challenger Athletics Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing sport programs to people with learning disabilities and physical disabilities.  It is also our goal to enlighten the community and inspire our athletes to exceed their potential and reach for the stars!!! Finally, we want to motivate those who can to come down and help us. All it takes is a desire to help others and a love for sports. But be prepared our athletes just might change your life as well!


Challenger Athletics’ mission is to establish sport programs for people with both physical and learning disabilities. Our objective is to foster, promote and encourage sportsmanship, teamwork and friendship through all sports. While striving for these goals our athletes will develop social skills and increase self-esteem. Finally, it is our intention to increase community awareness and sponsorship for our program and for people with special needs.

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Challenger Experiences

“I cannot say enough good things about the challenger sports organization. The volunteers and athletes are super enthusiastic about what they are doing and it is very well organized. The volunteers are passionate about helping their buddy learn and love their sport. Coach Ray is amazing with everyone involved. I have a child who volunteers as a buddy and a child who participates as an athlete and they both have a great time and Coach Ray keeps them working and laughing.”

Colleen Daly

“My son had a great time at the tennis clinic. He never played before and the program at Challenger Athletics was wonderful! Coach Ray and all the volunteers are amazing! I am so thankful for this organization and all they do for the kids! My son is looking forward for Lacrosse to start. He really enjoyed it last year and I know he will again this year as well!
Thank you again!”


“My son has been participating in Lacrosse and Tennis as well as the Summer Sports Camp for the last few years. All three are very well run with lots of buddies for support. Now that tennis just finished, he is looking forward to lacrosse this spring and Sports Camp in the summer. Thanks Coach Ray and all the volunteers for these wonderful programs!”

Barbara O’Connor Lamantia

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