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Tennis is a Big Hit at Invacare Wheelchair Sports Clinic!

July 20, 2005 02:05 PM

Invacare Wheelchair Tennis Players

Tennis was a big hit for the more than 30 people with physical disabilities who attended the Wheelchair Sports Clinic on Saturday, July 16th held at Daytona Beach Community College.  Easter Seals and Invacare Corporation teamed up to offer the clinic that gave participants a chance to try tennis, basketball, baseball and swimming.  Nancy Olson, two-time Paralympics tennis silver medalist, led the wheelchair participants in fun tennis activities, ranging from bounce-ups and downs to groundstrokes across the mini-nets. Laughter filled the gymnasium as the youth, adults, and families participated and watched the final fun-filled team activity with fast moving wheelchairs chasing the tennis ball to get it back over to the other side for points. 

Anna Adams, 21, made the decision that morning that tennis was going to be her new sport!  "It was very, very fun, awesome and challenging."  She is going to be joining Nancy Olson's Wheelchair Tennis group at the Florida Tennis Center and is looking forward to playing tennis.  Linda Curtis, USA Tennis Florida's Coordinator of Community Development, was thrilled to hear of Anna's decision to play tennis.  "I loved the enthusiasm that Anna and the other players brought to the tennis activities.  Tennis is a great lifetime sport for everyone. USA Tennis Florida was proud to be a sponsor of this wonderful event."

Anna's chooses tennis as her new sport!

 

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