August 30, 2018
Between players at national events and events being hosted by USTA Nebraska, it has been a busy few months in terms of wheelchair tennis across the district. In July, CHI Health hosted a youth adaptive sports camp. The camp introduces youth to a number of sports, one of which is wheelchair tennis.
In August, Woods Tennis Center hosted an “All Comers” camp. The All Comers camp is open to anyone who currently plays wheelchair tennis or is interested in learning wheelchair tennis. National USTA staff traveled in to help host the camp and top players in wheelchair tennis also assist. Immediately following the camp, Madonna Rehabilitation center ran the Lincoln Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.
There are two athletes, Taylor Graham and Chris Parnell, from Lincoln, who are competing in the USTA US Open Wheelchair tennis tournament in St. ADVERTISEMENT Louis. Both have won their respective divisions in the past, and have moved up to compete at higher levels.
Both Lincoln and Omaha hold regular practices throughout the year for wheelchair athletes to practice and learn new tennis skills. If you are interested in getting involved or starting wheelchair tennis in your area contact Kara Heim at email@example.com