Athletes of the Week: Charleston Swamp Fox and Rockin' Racquets - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Athletes of the Week: Charleston Swamp Fox and Rockin' Racquets

Posted: Updated:

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) -- They may not be on stadium court this week, but a team of Special Olympians displayed their tennis skills for fans milling around the Family Circle Tennis Center grounds Wednesday afternoon. 

The Swamp Fox and the Rockin' Racquets were displaying their hand-eye coordination and some skill as well. The teamwork and skill definitely makes them worthy of the title Athletes of the Week.

Four million Special Olympians play tennis, but this team trains at the Family Circle Cup tennis center, making them Athletes of the Week. 

"It's a great thing for us. We show that we can play tennis even though we are disabled," Alyssa Bacher of Summerville. "I go out there as a perfectionist and I like to win just like everyone else." 

The team was joined by Brazilian star Teliana Pereira.


  • Scott Eisberg

    Email: Reporter Profile

Most Popular


Like Us On Facebook

Powered by WorldNow


888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.


Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.