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Opponents with a incapacity or impairment can enter a spread of nationwide and state-based occasions throughout Australia in coming months.

Australia, 21 September 2022 | tennis.com.au

Tennis Australia and Member Associations across the nation will host 13 nationwide and state inclusion alternatives for males, girls, and juniors with a incapacity or impairment from September to December.

The upcoming tennis tournaments will allow gamers of various talents who compete in Blind and Low Imaginative and prescient (BLV), Deaf or Exhausting of Listening to (DHoH), Wheelchair or Mental Impairment (PWII) classes to play in opposition to their friends, and for nationwide titles as a part of the expanded inclusion aggressive pathway.

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Nationals for the assorted streams might be performed at Melbourne Park; commencing with the first-ever Nationwide Australian Blind and Low Imaginative and prescient Championships from 30 September to 2 October, adopted by the Australian Nationwide Wheelchair Tennis Championships from 11-13 November, and ending with the Australian Tennis Championships together with the Nationwide Deaf and Exhausting of Listening to Tennis Championships, and Folks with Mental Impairments Tennis Championships from 24-27 November.

Nationwide and Worldwide Tournaments for Gamers with a Incapacity or Impairment
Dates Location Occasion
16-18 September Sydney, NSW ITF Wheelchair event
20-22 September Canberra, ACT ITF Wheelchair event
30 September – 2 October Melbourne, Vic. Inaugural Nationwide Blind and Low Imaginative and prescient Championships
17-21 October Launceston, Tas. Particular Olympics (multisport occasion for gamers with an Mental Impairment)
11-13 November Melbourne, Vic. Australian Nationwide Wheelchair Tennis Nationwide Championships
24-27 November Melbourne, Vic. Australian DHoH and PWII Tennis Championships

Final week, the occasions kicked off with an ITF Wheelchair Event in Sydney, with five-time Paralympian Ben Weekes (NSW) being topped males’s champion, alongside girls’s champion 20-year-old Hayley Slocombe (NSW) and 15-year-old Cairns teenager Ben Wenzel victorious within the junior class.

Gamers at the moment are in Canberra for the ITF Canberra Wheelchair Open.

Upcoming state-based annual competitions
Dates Location Occasion
30 September – 2 October Adelaide, SA Peter Smith Open (PWII)
1-2 October Adelaide, SA SA DHoH Open
7-9 October Melbourne, Vic. Victorian PWII Open
8-9 October Melbourne, Vic. Victorian DHoH Open
29-30 October Perth, WA WA Blind and Low Imaginative and prescient Open
5-6 November Adelaide, SA SA Blind and Low Imaginative and prescient Open

“Tennis continues to attempt to be probably the most inclusive sport within the nation, and a part of that’s guaranteeing we offer a number of alternatives at numerous ranges for individuals with disabilities to play and compete in tennis,” stated Dr. Danielle Gescheit, Tennis Australia’s Head of Gamers with Incapacity.

“Nationwide championships are integral to the aggressive pathway, and supply gamers of all talents the possibility to benchmark themselves in opposition to their friends, and have the identical alternatives as in a position bodied gamers to compete at a nationwide stage.”

> LEARN MORE: Aggressive Play alternatives

Ebook on-line, play at the moment: Go to play.tennis.com.au to get out on court docket and have some enjoyable! 

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