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About Tennis

Tennis is a global sport played at all ages and by all levels of society. American tennis players have been representing the US at the Deaflympics since 1953. USA’s national teams have won more than 50 medals in various international deaf championships.

Emily Hangstefer of Signal Mountain, TN was recently awarded by the USADSF as the “Sportswoman of the Year,” her second consecutive award. She won the Dresse/Maere Cups held on July 14-19 in Chattanooga, TN. She also nabbed silver in doubles.

The USA Deaf Tennis committee is responsible for the selection of national teams to represent the USADSF in international competition. The committee’s mission is to increase public awareness of deaf tennis to the greater hard of hearing community, provide players with opportunities to participate in international Deaf tennis competitions, and promote sportsmanship and respect for each other’s culture.

Tennis News

July 17, 2017

Team USA’s Summer Deaflympics Website

Team USA has officially landed in Samsun, Turkey, for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics! To follow exclusive reports directly from Team USA, follow our website: All […]
August 15, 2016

USADSF announces new chair of Deaf Tennis USA

Effective August 1, 2016, Karl Reddy of Ridgefield, Washington, is now the Chair of Deaf Tennis of USA. Karl will work on getting Deaf Tennis of […]
November 15, 2013

Hangstefer named 2013 USADSF Sportswoman of the Year

The USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) announced that Emily Hangstefer of Signal Mountain, Tenn. was named the 2013 USADSF Sportswoman of the Year during the USADSF House of Delegates meeting on November 9, 2013 for her performance at the 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria. The 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is the first tennis player to receive the honor.
August 3, 2013

Hangstefer siblings go home with silver in mixed doubles

Holding serves and trading points and games back and forth, the Americans and the Germans battled for gold in the mixed doubles final Saturday at Dema Tennis Center. Then the Germans broke a serve from Americans Daniel and Emily Hangstefer and rallied to win the second set, the match, and the gold medal, 6-3, 6-3.

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