We would like to thank the USTA for the grant to our wheelchair tennis program. During 2011 we received weekly instruction from tennis pros Jamie Macias and Tim Schnaible of Match Tough Tennis Academy in Encino, CA. We have a group of anywhere from 5-10 players every Saturday who go thru instructional drills for 2 hours, and also a free hitting session afterwards for whoever likes to continue.
All of our players have improved throughout the year and have enjoyed much success at local tournaments as well. We also have the pleasure of working with a new up and coming 10 year old junior Paul Shin. Since Paul has been playing with us, he keeps improving weekly and is really having fun learning the game of Wheelchair Tennis. He is now doing all the drills just the same as the adults. We were also able to help Paul attend the USTA/ITF junior camp in Mission Viejo, CA last summer and he had a blast.
With this USTA grant, it has given new and existing wheelchair players the opportunity to not only get a great workout, but a way to socialize and meet other wheelchair players. We have a fun, family atmosphere and everybody is always positive and looks forward to our Saturday practices. We have players coming from several different areas in Southern California and welcome and encourage everybody no matter where you are from to come out and join us for some great wheelchair tennis.
Again a tremendous thank you to the USTA for helping us make this program available, to help us financially with paying for instructors and helping us with equipment, we appreciate the support. For more information about our local program, please contact us at email@example.com as well as checking out our website at www.wcwta.org and follow us on Facebook at West Coast Wheelchair Tennis Association.