Wheelchair team tennis will be front and center later this month when USTA Florida hosts the Level 5 Team Roller Classic on Mar. 28, 2021, at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
“This USTA Florida team wheelchair tournament will provide a valuable competitive opportunity for our wheelchair tennis players in three different divisions,” says Jennifer Wysocki, USTA Florida Adult Program Coordinator. “The aim of this event is to give players the opportunity to maximize the amount of match play against other wheelchair athletes.”
The one-day tournament will have a unique team format that is gender-blind. Teams will be comprised of 2-4 players, and players can sign-up together as a team or individually. Players will have the opportunity to compete in both singles and doubles.
The team format will be two sets of singles and one set of doubles per match. The set will be to four with Ad scoring, with the game score tallied throughout the entirety of the tournament. The top team from each flight with the highest amount of games won will play the winner of the other flight in the championship.
“Potentially, a team could lose a match but still advance to the finals, so each member plays a critical role in the success of the team,” explains Wysocki.
The deadline for entry into the USTA Florida Team Roller Classic is Wednesday, Mar. 24 at 5:59 p.m. EDT. Entry fee is $25.00 per player.
USTA Florida is also looking for volunteers to assist with the 2021 Team Roller Classic. Want to join in on the fun? Click the link below to sign up!