Military Adaptive Court Sports (MACS) provides a “turn-key” 6-week Pickleball, Racquetball & Badminton instruction programs tailored to the needs of veteran and active duty service members with visible and invisible injuries and their families. We are also adding a Boccia Program in the near future. Participants graduate from our initial 6-week clinic and continue on to the next cycle of instruction by adding new participants into the program.
We work directly with the facility (military installation, local pickleball club, parks & rec centers or YMCA) to provide the veterans the opportunity to use the facility on their own time to enhance their community integration.
We communicate with the local VA hospitals, veteran based-organizations (local DAV’s and VFW’s chapters), CBOC’s (Community Based Outreach Clinics), VA-CRRC’s (Community Referrals and Resource Centers), HUD-VASH programs to provide literature on current and/or future programs that are or will be taking place in their areas.
Most recently, MACS has joined forces with Army Soldier Recovery Units (SRU), Navy Safe Harbor, Wounded Warrior Marine Corps Battalion East, Air Force Wounded Warrior Care Unit (AFW2), and the Army’s Wounded Transition (AW2) to familiarize injured/ill active-duty members to our adaptive programs.
remembering Jack hughes
Jack Hughes, 86, a long-time player and contributor to the sport of racquetball for over 50 years, passed away on July 15, 2021.
Jack was born in Amsterdam, New York, on September 10, 1934. He is survived by his loving lifetime partner and best friend Terry Ann Rogers, sister-in-law Janet Hughes, niece Dawn Hughes, and great-nephew Jorden Hughes. Terry’s family members were dear to Jack as well: Pat, Joe, David, Brenden, Michael, Katie, Jack, and Charlie. Jack also leaves behind many, many devoted friends who will carry him with them in heart and memory both on and off the court.
There are 650,000 veterans who are dealing with substance abuse, mental health, and traumatic brain injury. Our programs have helped over 4,500 veterans, active duty servicemen, and families…