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Florida Seeking Hearing-impaired Tennis Players for 'Deaflympics'

June 17, 2009 07:00 AM

The Tennis Committee of the USA Deaf Sports Federation is recruiting players with hearing disability to represent the U.S. at the 21st Summer Deaflympics in Taipei, Taiwan on Sept. 5-15, 2009.

For more info go to www.2009deaflympics.org/ and click “English.”

As United States citizens, players may be deaf, hard of hearing, hearing impaired, cochlear implanted, late deafened, hearing challenged, or hearing disabled to qualify. However, to be eligible a player must have a hearing loss of 55 decibels (dBs) or greater in the better ear over an average of 500/1000/2000 Hertz. Participants can be either orally oriented or sign language users.

Qualifying tennis players in the USTA Florida section can e-mail HowardGorrell@aol.com no later than June 30, 2009.

For information about USA Deaf Sports Federation, please visit www.usdeafsports.org

For information about the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf and the Deaflympics, please visit www.deaflympics.org.






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