Posted: Wed 10th Aug 2022

Wheelchair tennis initiative aims to uncover up and coming talent in Wrexham for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

A wheelchair tennis initiative will be in Wrexham this weekend looking to uncover more up and coming talent.

The LTA’s Wheelchair Tennis Initiative will arrive at Wrexham Tennis Centre on Saturday 13 August, as the search for the next big stars of the game continues.

This initiative is part of the LTA’s Wheelchair Performance Pathway Talent Identification Programme, delivered by its Wheelchair Performance staff.

The open days give players the chance to enter the LTA’s Wheelchair Performance Pathway and are designed to attract, engage and inspire people with physical impairments to join the game.

The sessions have been created to acknowledge the fundamental characteristics that are required for wheelchair tennis, including, chair skills, racket skills and competitiveness.

They are primarily aimed at people aged 8-30 who have a physical disability (you don’t necessarily need to be a wheelchair user to play wheelchair tennis), and an aspiration to represent Great Britain at major events, such as Grand Slams and Paralympic Games.

After the one-day event, LTA will provide all participants with details for appropriate opportunities at local venues which will help them develop as an individual and as a player, while meeting new people.

A spokesperson for LTA said: “This initiative will play a pivotal role in inspiring the next generation and the early-stage development of aspiring wheelchair performance players, leading to the continued success of wheelchair tennis in the long term.

All equipment, including sports wheelchairs to participate, tennis rackets and balls will be provided on the day.

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