May 25th, 2017
Free Veterans, Wheelchair Tennis Programs in Orlando; USTA Jr. Camp in Birmingham
Free veterans tennis programming and wheelchair tennis programming are available at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, while a USTA/ITF Jr. Wheelchair Camp will be held in July in Birmingham, Ala.
VA Programming at the USTA National Campus provides tennis as a way for veterans to stay physically fit and mentally sharp. Disabled veterans and wounded, ill and injured service members are invited to participate in the eight-week program running now until July 31. All veterans are welcome at no cost. For more info click here.
The National Rollers at the USTA National Campus is a wheelchair tennis program conducted by USTA National Wheelchair Tennis staff, designed for any person who has a physical disability and would like to play wheelchair tennis. There are no limits to the program. All players of varying levels, disabilities, and experience are welcome. Program participants meet 10 times from June 6-Aug. 11, and tennis wheelchairs and racquets will be provided. For more info click here.
The 2017 USTA/ITF Jr. Wheelchair Camp, July 6-12, is for anyone ages 12-18 with a permanent disabling condition who uses a wheelchair for sport (exceptions for younger players can be made with permission from staff). There will be two tracks: one for advanced players and one for beginning players. Players above the age of 18 may submit an application, but will be placed on a waiting list pending number of junior entries.
The cutoff for the number of camp entries will be 25. The camp is geared toward fun and camaraderie, and junior players will get a chance to meet players and coaches from other countries. Some of the best U.S. coaches will be in attendance, and players will also get a chance to compete in an ITF-sanctioned tournament with junior world ranking points on the line. For more info click here.
To view more USTA events and events at the USTA National Campus go to www.ustanationalcampus.com.