Our Story

ATS was founded by Anthony Anderson, Johann Tan, and Dan James who each have a personal connection to disabled tennis. All three believe that providing tennis opportunities to people with disabilities can fundamentally impact their lives.


Our Vision

Establish programs so people with disabilities can enjoy the social and physical benefits of tennis within 30 minutes of their home.

Our Board of Directors

Johann Tan

Johann is the General Manager and Co-Founder of Tennis center Sand Point (TCSP). A certified USPTA and PTR Professional, Johann has helped create one of the most dynamic tennis programming facilities in the PNW. Managing a staff of over 40 coaches, managers and administrative staff, TCSP provides the widest variety of tennis programming in the area. Johann now turns his attention to helping provide accessible opportunities in tennis for disabled athletes through the creation of ATS.

Dan James

Dan played 4 years of varsity tennis at Gustavus Adolphus College under the tutelage of Steve Wilkinson.  He later became the National Manager of Wheelchair Tennis and US Paralympic Tennis Coach for the USTA where he coached at 5 summer games amassing 11 Paralympic medals including three gold. He was named the International Wheelchair Tennis Federation Wheelchair Tennis Coach of the year twice and USOC Paralympic Tennis coach of the year twice. James also received the 2017 International Tennis Hall of Fame Tennis Merit Education Award.

Anthony Anderson

Anthony played on the wheelchair tennis circuit for 30 years around the world. He was ranked as high as 15th in the world. He had the opportunity to represent the US in the World Team Cup in 2014. He also competed in USTA League tennis for many years. He has enjoyed teaching wheelchair tennis for the past 7 years and looks forward to sharing the sport of tennis with individuals with disabilities through ATS.


Shane Kelly Cropper

Coach for Wheelchair Tennis in Tacoma, WA.

Community Partners

We partner with the following organizations to connect people with disabilities with adaptive sports and programs.