Tennis has been near and dear to Dr. Phil’s heart for decades, and he plays nearly every day. Recognizing the benefits of being on the court frequently, Dr. Phil became an Honorary Ambassador of ACEing Autism, an organization that encourages children with autism to play and enjoy the many great benefits tennis has to offer.
Recently, Dr. Phil hosted an ACEing Autism workshop at his home where children experiencing autism could get involved in tennis. “The idea is to have fun, and the idea is for everyone to experience success, to master what’s going on,” Dr. Phil says. “It’s a great way to get your child, if they’re on the spectrum in any way, involved in a great experience mentally, emotionally, socially, and certainly, skill-wise.”

In the video above, Dr. Phil speaks with Richard Spurling, ACEing Autism Co-Founder and Executive Director, who shares more about the organization and how schools can incorporate the ACEing Autism program into their curriculum. Plus, Dr. Rujuta Wilson, a pediatric neurologist at UCLA who works with ACEing Autism, shares data on the progress of the individuals who have been a part of the program. 
If you’re interested in bringing ACEing Autism to your school or community, visit
This episode airs Tuesday. Check local listings to see where you can watch.