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Deaf Tennis Players Needed for U.S. Team at 2017 Deaflympics in Turkey


The Tennis Committee of the USA Deaf Sports Federation is currently recruiting players with hearing disability to represent the U.S. at the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey on July 18-30, 2017.

As United States citizens, players may be deaf, hard of hearing, hearing impaired, cochlear implanted, late deafened, hearing challenged, or hearing disabled to qualify. However, to be eligible a player must have a hearing loss of 55 decibels (dBs) or greater in the better ear over an average of 500/1000/2000 Hertz.

Participants can be either orally oriented or sign language users.

Interested tennis players can e-mail HowardGorrell@aol.com by June 12.

For more information, go to http://bit.ly/2cNXKKW. For information about USA Deaf Sports Federation, please visit www.usdeafsports.org. For information about the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf and the Deaflympics, visit www.deaflympics.com.

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