Wheelchair Tennis

October 17, 2022

Fan Voting for Hall of Fame Player Category to Take Place Oct. 20-30

Wheelchair tennis legends Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands and Rick Draney of the United States join seven accomplished ATP and WTA players on the ballot for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023. Draney and Vergeer are nominated for the Hall of Fame’s Wheelchair Tennis Category. In the Player Category, 8-time major doubles champion Daniel Nestor of Canada makes his ballot debut. (Full story …)

June 24, 2022

US Open Makes History with Expansion of Wheelchair Championships

The USTA announced that the US Open Wheelchair Championships presented by Deloitte will again expand in size, with expanded fields in the men’s and women’s divisions and the introduction of the inaugural US Open Junior Wheelchair Championship. (Full story …)

May 20, 2022

ITF Withdraws Ranking Points for Wimbledon Juniors and Wheelchair

The ITF on Friday confirmed its decision not to grant ITF ranking points to Wimbledon in 2022 for Juniors and Wheelchair tennis events which form part of the Grand Slam tournament. (Full story …)

January 19, 2022

Uniqlo Extends Sponsorship of ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) and UNIQLO have announced that the clothing brand will continue its support of wheelchair tennis for a further three years, committing to a renewal of its title sponsorship agreement for the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour through 2024. (Full story …)

December 10, 2021

Racquet Sports Industry Magazine Names 2021 ‘Champions of Tennis’

Toni Wiley of Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center is Racquet Sports Industry magazine’s “Person of the Year” and USTA Southern Executive Director John Callen receives RSI’s inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award,” while individuals and organizations from across the country are recognized in 24 additional categories. (Full story …)

September 13, 2021

PTR Wheelchair Tennis Chps. to be Sept. 24-26 on Hilton Head

The PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships will be held on Hilton Head Island, Sept. 24 - 26th. The tournament, typically an ITF event, will be a USTA Level 2 event this year due to COVID and travel restrictions. (Full story …)

July 1, 2021

USTA Names Tokyo U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Tennis Teams

The USTA, the governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States, made a historic announcement today when they jointly announced the 19 players that will represent the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Tennis Teams for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Japan. (Full story …)

June 21, 2021

PTR Wheelchair Championships to Resume Sept. 24-26 on HHI

The PTR $8,000 Wheelchair Tennis Championships will resume this fall after a COVID hiatus. It will be held September 24 - 26th on Hilton Head Island, S.C. (Full story …)

June 15, 2021

USTA Launches Junior Wheelchair Tennis Tournament Series

The USTA launched the new USTA Junior Wheelchair Tennis Tournament Series, a group of nationally-ranked tournaments taking place across the country. The series began June 11-13 with the River City Slam in Goochland, Va. (Full story …)

March 1, 2021

Kai Schrameyer Named Recipient of 2021 Brad Parks Award

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced that three-time Paralympic medallist and former ITF World Champion Kai Schrameyer of Germany has been named as the recipient of the ITF’s Brad Parks Award for 2021. (Full story …)

December 16, 2020

Racquet Sports Industry Names 2020 ‘Champions of Tennis’

Michael Dowse, the CEO and executive director of the U.S. Tennis Association, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2020 by Racquet Sports Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2021 issue. Dowse led off the magazine’s 20th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honor people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

September 7, 2020

USTA Announces Partnership with ThanksUSA

The USTA announced a partnership with ThanksUSA, a national charity that supports military families through education. The partnership was announced on US Open “Lt. Joe Hunt Military Appreciation Day.” (Full story …)

June 24, 2020

US Open to Host Wheelchair Tennis Competition Sept. 10-13

The USTA announced that the 2020 US Open Wheelchair Tennis Competition will be held September 10-13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., its traditional place on the US Open calendar. (Full story …)

June 1, 2020

ITF, Grand Slams Join Forces to Support Wheelchair Tennis

The four Grand Slam tournaments and the ITF have come together to pledge over $300,000 in financial support for wheelchair tennis. The fund will provide grants to help wheelchair athletes and national association event hosts impacted by the suspension of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and postponement of major wheelchair tournaments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Full story …)

January 22, 2020

USTA Awards $50,000+ in Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants

The USTA announced that it is awarding more than $50,000 in USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots grants to 33 deserving wheelchair tennis programs nationwide. Grants were awarded to local organizations that promote and develop the growth of wheelchair tennis and use the sport to help build stronger, healthier communities. The first USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots grants were awarded in 2008 and since then, the USTA has given more than $650,000 to wheelchair tennis programs across the country. (Full story …)

December 19, 2019

Racquet Sports Industry Magazine Names 2019 “Champions of Tennis”

Dan Faber, the executive director of the USTA Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the U.S. Tennis Association, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2019 by Racquet Sports Industry magazine (formerly Tennis Industry magazine) in the publication’s [January 2020 issue]( Faber led off the magazine’s 19th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

July 29, 2019

ITF Launches Global Wheelchair Tennis Development Plan

The ITF Wheelchair Tennis Committee has launched its new Wheelchair Tennis Development Plan, which will be instrumental in the continued growth of the sport around the world. (Full story …)

May 12, 2019

PTR Celebrates 30 Years of Hosting Wheelchair Tennis Chps.

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce it has been hosting the Wheelchair Tennis Championships on Hilton Head Island for 30 years. (Full story …)


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