The Greenville HOT SHOTS are part of the Special Olympics South Carolina Area 4 program.

Special Olympics South Carolina’s mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. 

The Greenville HOT SHOTS trained hard to compete in the Fall 2023 Greenville Smash Pickleball Tournament (Oct. 5) and in future Special Olympics South Carolina events.

Learn more about how much passion these athletes have for playing pickleball from this WYFF News 4 story.

Interested in becoming a HOT SHOT?

Practice for the Fall 2024 Special Olympics Pickleball season starts in late August. We have room for more players. Come join the Greenville HOT SHOTS Pickleball Team. 

Madison Bates
Special Olympics Area 4 Director
Sandy Halkett
Greenville HOT SHOTS Head Coach

Adaptive Pickleball, an accredited 501c3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID 87-4286411) serving the greater Upstate South Carolina area, partners with the Special Olympics South Carolina Area 4 program to coach the Greenville HOT SHOTS.

Adaptive Pickleball teaches people with physical, cognitive, and developmental challenges how to play pickleball. Sandy Halkett, and her team of volunteer coaches, use the game of pickleball as therapy. Players improve their physical fitness, make new friends and experience the thrill of competition.