2009 USTA Intermountain Section Wheelchair Tennis Instructors’ Clinic, Player Camp and Up Down Tournament

Aug. 06, 2009, 6:04 p.m. (ET)

The USTA Intermountain Section, in conjunction with USTA Colorado and the Colorado Wheelchair Tennis Foundation, is extremely pleased to host a Wheelchair Tennis Instructor's Clinic, Player Camp and One-up One-down Tournament at the Ken Caryl Ranch House in Littleton, CO.  Trained wheelchair teaching professionals, Frank Adams (PTR) and Rich Berman (PTR), will lead the instruction throughout the weekend of August 21-23, 2009. 

The instructor's clinic will take place from 9 am - 1 pm on Friday, August 21.  Teaching professionals, seasonal instructors, coaches and anybody interested in getting more involved will learn how to teach wheelchair tennis in the areas of mobility, stroke progression, specialty shots and strategy as well as adapting drills and integrating chair players with able-bodied players.  Participants are encouraged to stay throughout the afternoon Friday and assist on Saturday at the player camp to apply the lessons learned during the clinic. 

The camp on Friday afternoon and Saturday is open to players of all ages and ability-levels - from brand new players to those who have been playing in national and international tournaments.  A One-up One-down social will conclude the Saturday activities in a relaxed atmosphere.  All are invited but space is limited so register early. 

The weekend will finish up with a One-up One-down tournament on Sunday - a fun and exciting way for a chair player and able-bodied player to join forces and compete.   Teams will have the choice to battle it out in a competitive or a recreational level draw. 

Able-bodied players will be needed for the One-up One-down aspects of the camp to partner with chair players in attendance. 

Players can participate in any aspect of the three-day clinic, camp and tournament.  More details and registration, including hotel information and costs, will be available soon.  Visit www.intermountain.usta.com and click on 'wheelchair' for updates and more information.  For questions, contact Patricia Chien at the Intermountain office (pchien@ita.usta.com / 303.695.4117 x223) or Kristy Harris at the Colorado office (kristy@coloradotennis.com / 303.695.4116 x300).