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USTA Wheelchair Tennis

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David Hartsek
The USTA Southern Wheelchair Tennis Committee is devoted to the growth and development of wheelchair tennis in the Southern Section.
The USTA Southern Wheelchair Committee is involved in many areas of tennis:
  • Coordinates the tournament schedule
  • Supports clinics and Exhibitions at Pro tournaments
  • Supports instructional programs
  • Supports Adult and Junior Camps
  • Implements and supports Collegiate Tennis on College campuses
  • Ranks all tournament players
  • Supports all Run/Roll events
  • Supports all State Wheelchair Coordinators
  • Sponsors Wheelchair Player of the Year Award
  • Sponsors Wheelchair Tournament of the Year Award
  • Tracks and monitors States progress in the development of wheelchair tennis

The USTA Southern Section has long been a leader in the growth of wheelchair tennis. The first tournament was held in Atlanta in 1983. The following year the tournament was taken over by ALTA, the largest individual tennis association within the United States. In 1984 Nashville, TN and Natchez, MS held tournaments and in 1985 the Roho/PTR was introduced. These tournaments continue today and are sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation as well as the USTA and remain the top tournaments in the Section. The staff at USTA Southern, wheelchair committee members, state coordinators, teaching pros and the many volunteers have been responsible for the success of tournaments and programs the Southern Section now enjoys.

Any questions you might have concerning programs, tournaments and players can be directed to: USTA Southern at 770-368-8200 or www.southerntennis.com or contact: 

Chairman  Jeanie Peabody 601-445-5101
Vice-Chair David Hartsek 859-224-7330
  Camille Burkley 225-772-5276
  John Ershek 615-952-4473
  Julie Jilly 843-785-7244
  Harlon Matthews 678-432-0134
  Judi Petty
Alabama Elaine Francis 205-328-3984
Arkansas Danny Needham 501-227-7611
Georgia Harlon Matthews 678-432-0134
Kentucky David Hartsek 859-224-7330
Louisiana Shane Theriot 225-505-5356
Mississippi Johnny McGinn 601-362-2585
North Carolina Kristie Marx  
North Carolina Amy Franklin 336-852-8577
South Carolina Pam Pearce  
South Carolina Laura Barth 803-781-2574
Tennessee John Ershek 615-952-4473
USTA Southern Yasmine Osborn


BRWTA Hosts 22nd Annual BRWTA Hosts 22nd Annual Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

With 104 players representing 17 countries, the 22nd annual Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament ran through March 27 at the Paula G. Manship YMCA’s Lamar Tennis Center, Baton Rouge, La. Click here to read more. Click here for photos by Liz Heath.


Article touts Kentucky player

Mackenzie Soldan's status as American's No. 1 junior wheelchair player is the subject of an extensive article on www. MaxPreps.com.

The story, writen by Dave Krider, features a photo and detailed descriptions of her career in both tennis and basketball. Soldan is a senior at Christian Academy in Louisville, Ky.

Click here to read the article.



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