DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The U.S. Open aired on CBS 11 Friday, just one day before a non-profit tennis program is set to get special needs kids on the court.

The group called “ACEing Autism” will hold tennis classes T Bar & M Racquet Club in Dallas. The recreational tennis programs are specifically for children with autism.

South African native Jean Anderson, a University of Texas graduate who was an All-American ranked as high as #30 in the NCAA during his time at UT, is the program director.

The new program starts September 6 and will be held for two hours every Saturday. The first class, starting at 9 am, is for children under 10 years old. The second class starts at 10 am and is for children between 11 and 18-years-old.

All the equipment will be provided and the children do not have to have tennis experience to participate.

There is a cost of $15 per class, but special arrangements will be made for some low-income families. Anyone needing more information about financial assistance should call the ACEing Autism main office at (617) 901-7153.

The T Bar & M Racquet Club is located at 6060 Dilbeck Lane, Dallas, Texas, 75240.

Currently ACEing Autism has 30 programs in 10 states that each week serves some 500 children.

Click here to earn more about the ACEing Autism events in Dallas.

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