Wheelchair tennis athletes compete at Scottsdale Ranch Park

The growing sport of wheelchair tennis will be the focus of a week-long series of workshops and competition during Wheelchair Tennis Week 2015 at the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center (formerly SpoFit), 5031 E. Washington St. in Phoenix, and the Scottsdale Ranch Park & Tennis Center, 10400 E. Via Linda in Scottsdale, Nov. 14-22.

Wheelchair tennis

Presented by Ability360 (formerly Arizona Bridge to Independent Living) and organized by Arizona Wheelchair Tennis (AZWCT), the event features a two-day coaches training workshop, a two-day players training camp, Southwest Section Run/Roll Doubles and the four-day Ability360 Desert Open Tournament.

Tennis coaching workshops 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14-15 will be conducted by Seth Haynie, AZWCT founder, director of education and Professional Tennis Registry Clinician, at the Kiwanis Recreation Center, 6111 S. All America Way in Tempe.

Registration fee is $100.  Lunch is included.

Student training sessions are planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 17 for movement drills, serve and return and psychological skills training at Kiwanis Recreation Center.

On Nov. 18, a morning training session about injury prevention will take place at the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center and an afternoon skill strategy session is planned at the Scottsdale Ranch Park.  Registration is $100 and lunch is included.

The Ability360 Desert Open Tournament for intermediate players is scheduled at the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 22.

Events are planned in men’s and women’s wheelchair singles and doubles, quad wheelchair singles and doubles and junior wheelchair singles.

For additional fees and to register, visit www. http://ability360.org/general/2015-desert-open/.

For more information, visit www.ability360.org.


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