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

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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

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