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Eastern Kentucky University Students Experience Wheelchair Tennis!

June 9, 2005 03:28 PM

On June 7, 2005 wheelchair tennis sparked an interest to the Eastern Kentucky University Therapeutic Recreation graduate-student class of Dr. Louisa DeBolt. Wheelchair tennis is one of the fastest growing sports in all of wheelchair sports and the EKU students had the opportunity to experience first-hand the difficulty of this challenging sport.

The class was taught by David Hartsek, a USPTA Wheelchair Pro and USTA Kentucky Wheelchair Coordinator. The students made a cash donation to the wheelchair tennis program. With the help of the donation, new tires will be purchased for a few of the wheelchairs which are used by wheelchair tennis players across the state.

Wheelchair tennis provides people with disabilities the opportunity to take part in the game of tennis, whether able-bodied or disabled. Participating in wheelchair tennis allows the players to interact and socialize while at the same time incorporate the mobility use of the wheelchair. Experiencing how to play wheelchair tennis is exciting and challenging!

To find out more about wheelchair tennis in the southern section, visit www.southern.usta.com.




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