Wheelchair tennis day camp set for Saturday
Paralympic gold medalist David Wagner to kick off six-week skill-building course
Children with mobility impairments are encouraged to sign up and participate in the Wheelchair Tennis Camp for Kids on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tualatin Hills Park and Recretion District Tennis Center, 15707 S.W. Walker Road.
The Northwest Wheelchair Tennis Association, an Oregon nonprofit organization dedicated to wheelchair tennis athletes, hosts the second-annual camp, which features Paralympian David Wagner, who won gold and silver medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games, held last summer in London.
The event kicks off a six-week tennis skill-building course which ends with a Juniors Mini-Jamboree/Tournament on June 15. In addition to the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center, sites include the Salem Tennis and Swim Club and Wilsonville High School.
Besides Wagner, two seasoned tennis professionals will lead skill-building activities during the course: John Devorss, coach of the U.S. National Juniors Tennis Team and coach to many wheelchair players; and Debbie Borchers, a wheelchair tennis coach for more than 25 years.
Several veteran players will also be on hand to help youth connect with the world of wheelchair tennis.
Based on support from numerous sponsors, participation is free.
For more information, visit thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.