USTA Wheelchair Tennis

David Hartsek
 

The USTA Southern Wheelchair Committee is devoted to the growth and development of wheelchair tennis in the Southern Section by:

  • Supporting clinics, camps, instructional programs, tournaments, and collegiate wheelchair tennis
  • Promoting the Southern Section Wheelchair Tennis Excellence Award
  • Assisting with coordinating the Southern Section
    Tournaments

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.


2018 Tournaments

March 9-11, 2018
Rock and Roll Tennis Classic; Rock Hill, SC

March 14-18
Georgia Open; Rome, GA

March 20-25, 2018
Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament; Baton Rouge, LA

April 13-15, 2018
Mississippi Rock N Roll Wheelchair Tennis State Championship; Ridgeland, MS

April 26-29, 2018
America Wheelchair Tennis Championships; Locust Grove, GA

May 18-20, 2018
Walton Foundation Wheelchair Tennis Championships; Augusta, GA

June 22-24, 2018
Music City Classic hosted by the National Wheelcats; Wartrace, TN

July 20-22
Clocktower Classic; Rome, GA

August 18, 2018
The Southern Wheelchair Tennis Team Championships is a closed event for teams from USTA Southern. This one-day event is a team play format tournament. Teams will consist of a minimum of 4 players who will compete against other rival states and groups to take home the 2018 Team Championship Traveling Trophy.  The tournament will be held in Tuscaloosa, AL.  Please contact Evan Enquist for more information at eaenquist@crimson.ua.edu.

September 20-23, 2018
Fall Southern PTR $18K Wheelchair Championships; Hilton Head Island, SC

October 26-28, 2018
Hallowheel; Baton Rouge, LA

November 2-4, 2018
Alabama Open, Tuscaloosa, AL


USTA/ITF Junior Camp Americas

The camp is scheduled for July 30-Aug. 3 in Birmingham, AL. Download fact sheet.


U. of Alabama Takes USTA Wheelchair Title

The University of Alabama marked off an impressive weekend at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., taking home its fourth title at the 2018 USTA Wheelchair Tennis Collegiate National Championships. 

“I'm proud of this team and its unwavering competitive spirit,” said Evan Enquist, the University of Alabama’s head wheelchair tennis coach. “It feels great to stay the No. 1 team in the country, and we can’t wait to return next year.”

Maude Jacques and Shelby Baron led the charge for the Crimson Tide, earning spots as the team’s two highest point earners. In total, Jacques won six of her eight matches over the weekend, falling only once in singles to her teammate, Lauren Haneke-Hopps, and posting an impressive six points for Alabama tennis. Baron, a 2016 Paralympian, placed second in her singles flight, earning the team four points. 

Together, Baron and Jacques, the defending 2017 doubles champions, won their doubles flight, securing their spot in the final. The duo put up an intense fight against Stony Brook’s Nathan Melnyk and the University of Florida’s Chris Herman in the title doubles match before ultimately falling, 8-5. 

More info and link to photos


Contact Us

Any questions you might have concerning programs, tournaments and players can be directed to: Cee Jai Jones at USTA Southern 770-368-8200 or Jennifer Edmonson, USTA Southern Wheelchir Subcommittee Chairman, 225-939-4086

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