The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation has partnered with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Special Olympics Texas to create a year-round adaptive tennis program. Adaptive Tennis is a powerful tool for increasing the physical and emotional health of children and adults with intellectual and physical challenges while creating an essential support network among athletes & their families. The program for children and adults with intellectual and physical challenges, promoting self-confidence, physical exercise, and social connections. The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation is excited to have brought to Galveston this Nationwide adaptive tennis program including the surrounding Gulf Coast areas. The program is now in progress with Galveston ISD  SOTX athletes 8-22 years of age. The Foundation has introduced an adaptive tennis program for adults 22-80 years young and coming this summer CAMP POSS ABILITIES were children and adults that are physically or intellectually challenged enjoy together learning and playing adaptive tennis with a family member or friend. 

  • Adaptive Tennis Programs for children and adults with intellectual and physical challenges
  • 5 indoor courts, 1 Multi-Purpose Court, and 12 outdoor tennis courts 
  • Partnerships with United States Tennis Association, Special Olympics Texas, and Galveston I.S.D.


Overview: TCGSF will be bringing the first Adaptive USTA Approved Tennis Center to Galveston Island. The Center will be comprised of five indoor courts, 1 multi-purpose court and twelve outdoor tennis courts, including locker room facilities, a pro-shop, special event room and so much more!

Need: The Tennis Center will allow TCGSF to expand their current adaptive tennis program, offering year-round activities such as league tournaments and camps. The Center will host the Special Olympics and other annual events for children and adults with physical & intellectual challenges. The Center will host events such as USTA, Special Olympics, Paralympics, Challenger as well as High School tournaments. The Center offers the perfect mix of community development, tourism attractiveness, and inclusion for children and adults with physical and intellectual challenges, who often have few options to explore their athletic abilities.

Project Benefits and Tourism: The creation of a multi-use, adaptive tennis center will significantly increase sports tourism in Galveston. The Center will operate the USTA Special Olympics Texas tennis program, bring USTA, Special Olympics, Paralympic tournaments along with camps for adults and children creating numerous jobs in office administration, grounds maintenance, and coaching. The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation USTA Approved Adaptive Tennis Center has received numerous letters of support from city and business leaders to name a few, the Galveston Economic Development Partnership, the City Manager of Galveston, the Galveston Parks Board, the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, Galveston Parks and Recreation, Moody Gardens, and many other members of the local government and business community.

The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation
(866) 637-8392
2504 Church Street • Galveston, TX 77554