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
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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.
USTA Mississippi's Russell Dendy blogs about wheelchair tennis on the Clarion-Ledger newspaper's website.
Any questions you might have concerning programs, tournaments and players can be directed to: Cee Jai Jones at USTA Southern 770-368-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.