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Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)

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GLASA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with our ongoing tennis program for children, adults and injured veterans with a primary physical or visual impairment.

The program is coached by USTA Pro Mike Carrico and Paul Moran (2008 Men's Tennis Paralympian). Tennis Instruction is provided for the beginner, intermediate and tournament level players who are ambulatory (standing) or use a manual or power chair. Volunteers will assist the coaches with drills, fielding balls, one-on-one technique work and playing in matches with athletes.

The tennis program is held on Saturday afternoons year-around.

Volunteers Make It Happen!

A.C. Nielson and GLASA have made some changes in order to adhere to the CDC and State of Illinois guidelines. Here are some of the guidelines we will be following:

  • Social Distancing: remain 6 feet or more apart
  • Pick up ball with hoppers (no contact with the balls that others may have touched)
  • You are required to wear a face mask while inside A.C. Nielson (wearing a facemask is NOT required on the outdoor courts but is welcome)

More opportunities with Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)

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About Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)


27864 Irma Lee Circle, Unit #101, Lake Forest, IL 60045, US

Mission Statement

GLASA promotes the physical and mental well-being of youth, adults and injured veterans who have a primary physical disability and/or visual impairment through adaptive recreational, integrative, and competitive sports. Overall we look to promote healthy lifestyles and increase physical, social, and emotional well-being and self-sufficiency for our athletes. Our motto: Let No One Sit on the Sidelines!


GLASA provides year-round sports, clinics, camps, and special events for people with a primary physical or visual impairment. GLASA enhances quality of life by removing barriers, raising expectations, setting goals and achieving success!

GLASA programs include, but are not limited to: Air Rifle, Boccia, Tennis, Track & Field, Power Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Hand-cycling, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Sled Ice Hockey, Swimming, Kayaking, Goalball for the Visually Impaired, Downhill Skiing, Water Skiing, Yoga, and much more!

GLASA depends on volunteers, fundraising, private donations, grants and corporate donations in order to operate.

Make a difference! Dontate your time and talents to GLASA!

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


AC Nielsen Tennis Center530 Hibbard RoadWinnetka, IL 60093



  • Racquet Sports


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 14
  • two hours a week when the program is in session
  • Must have experience playing or coaching tennis previously.

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