National Deaf Tennis Qualifier for 2007 Dresse and Maere Cups

August 10, 2006 02:42 PM

The Tennis Committee of the USA Deaf Sports Federation is hosting the Deaf Tennis Qualifier (Tryouts) on September 8-10, 2006 at Farmington Farms Tennis and Athletic Club in Farmington, Connecticut.

Sprint will sponsor the National Tennis Qualifier.

Based on singles competition, top four finishers in each gender event will be nominated for final consideration of the player selection to represent USA for the 2007 Dresse and Maere Cups, the 'Davis and Fed Cups' of Deaf tennis, respectively. The Cups will be held in Munich, Germany on July 21-28, 2007.

Participants must be United States citizens and shall have a hearing loss of 55 decibels (dBs) or greater in the better ear over an average of 500/1000/2000 Hertz to be eligible for the Qualifier (Tryouts) and the Deaf Tennis Cups. Participants can be either orally oriented or sign language users.

For information on Qualifier, contact Howard Gorrell, 261 North Franklin Street, Apt. 514, Hanover PA, 17331.

Click for information: USA Deaf Sports Federation; International Committee of Sports for the Deaf and the Deaflympics.

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