Supported by the United States Tennis Association, United States Tennis Association Midwest and the Chicago Patrons Association, Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) provides year-round wheelchair and adaptive tennis to youth and adults who have a primary physical or visual impairment. Instruction is provided by Mike Carrico, USTA Pro and Director of Racquet Sports at the Lake Forest Club and assisted by Paul Moran, 2008 GLASA Paralympian. Wheelchair tennis was also provided at our week long adaptive sports camp, where over 30 youth who have physical impairments received instruction.
Northwestern University are the home courts where each Saturday both novice and tournament players come together for two hours of instruction and play. This spring GLASA conducted a wheelchair tennis clinic at the Great Lakes Regional Games where over 20 athletes from throughout the Midwest were introduced to tennis.
This summer we also are offering an evening tennis program at the Lake Forest Club to provide additional instruction for our players. GLASA is also looking forward to its summer tennis camp which will provide two days of instruction and play for the beginner to the advanced player. The camp will by conducted August 10 and 11 at the Lake Forest Club, 554 North Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest, IL.
For further information on GLASA’s wheelchair tennis program, please contact Cindy Housner at 847-283-0908 or check out our website at www.glasa.org