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USTA Junior Wheelchair Tennis Tournament Series Has Launched, Cities Named

14 Jun, 2021


The USTA has launched the new USTA Junior Wheelchair Tennis Tournament Series, a group of nationally-ranked tournaments taking place across the country, beginning with the River City Slam which took place in Goochland, Va., June 11-13.

 

The focus of this series, the first-ever unified structure of national junior wheelchair tennis events, is to provide junior wheelchair tennis players with level-based play opportunities and to encourage providers to expand their tournament offerings for junior wheelchair athletes, with the goal of increasing participation in wheelchair tennis among juniors.

 

“This series will provide our junior wheelchair athletes with consistent, level-based play opportunities that will allow current players to compete year-round, while also hopefully opening up doors for new players to join the sport,” said Tracy Davies, Managing Director, Recreational Competition, USTA. “This is an important step as we fully integrate wheelchair tennis across all of the USTA’s products and programs.”

 

The tournaments are open to all junior wheelchair tennis players, and some tournaments are providing financial support for players to cover entry fees and other expenses. For more information on the series and the tournaments, click here.

 

See below for a full list of the tournaments that will be a part of the series:

 

River City Slam (Level 4, altready concluded)

Goochland, Va.

June 11-13

 

Clocktower Classic (Level 4)

Rome, Ga.

June 18-20

 

Midwest Championships (Level 2)

Grand Rapids, Mich.

July 9-11

 

Cincinnati Wheelchair Junior Tennis Open (Level 4)

Cincinnati, Ohio

Aug. 13-15

 

USTA Wheelchair Championships (Level 1)

St. Louis

Sept. 16-19

 

Alabama Open (Level 2)

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Oct. 8-10

 

America Championships (Level 1)

Locust Grove, Ga.

Nov. 11-14

 

Clocktower Indoor Classic (Level 3)

Rome, Ga.

Dec. 10-12

 

The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 655,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking nine summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network.For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

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