On Sunday May 1st Dream Court, Inc. held their last practice of the spring season followed by their adaptive tennis awards ceremony.

The medal ceremony was held at the O'Connor Tennis Center on Anderson Street in Montgomery and was the culmination of the season which consisted of seven adaptive tennis clinics for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities ages five and up.

50 athletes from Montgomery, Auburn, Birmingham, Prattville and Wetumpka took part in the spring season and were assisted by volunteers from throughout the river region.

Dream Court says medal day is “the highlight of the season and athletes are proud to receive the recognition.”

Founded by Executive Director Jessica Weyreuter, Dream Court is a non-profit organization that provides adaptive tennis programs for individuals with special needs. The organization says its mission is “to teach the lifetime sport of tennis and life skills to children and adults who are differently abled, striving for inclusion and acceptance.” Since it was founded in 2013 Dream Court has served over 300 athletes ranging in age from 5 to 90 years old who have been assisted by over 700 volunteers.

Earlier this year the organization was featured on "The Today Show" where they were presented with the United States Tennis Association's adaptive tennis award. Shortly afterward they were recognized by the Montgomery City Council and council president Charles Jinright told Weyreuter to “keep up the good work.”

Dream Court’s next event is a match play day called “keep calm and play unified'' which will be held on Saturday, May 7th at Lagoon Tennis Park.

To sign-up to participate in Dream Court upcoming events visit www.dreamcourt.org, and for more detailed questions email Dream Court Executive Director Jessica Weyreuter at dreamcourtinc@gmail.com.