Hilton Head Island will be the host of the PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships, a USTA Fall Southern Championship and ITF Series II Event on Sept. 27-30. This event is one of the most enjoyable wheelchair events of the year, and has a wide variety of activities to participate in.
There are many components to the PTR event. It is a tournament for all levels of players from novice on up to the world’s best in the Open Division. However, it also hosts a Player’s Drill session led by PTR pros to improve stroke production and court mobility. There’s a Run/Roll event, an exciting format that leads to qualifying for state and national Run/Roll events, as well as an Instructors Course to learn to teach wheelchair tennis.
Sections are encouraged to extend invitations to wheelchair players and also to pros who are interested in teaching wheelchair tennis to join in at this unique event. Grants are available from the PTR Foundation to assist players competing in the Tournament. USTA South Carolina has already stepped up to sponsor a South Carolina player to the event and to the Instructor Training Course.
The Instructing Wheelchair Tennis course on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be taught by Harlon Matthews, a competitive wheelchair player who is also a PTR National Clinician and a member of the USTA Southern Wheelchair Subcommittee.