BC Wheelchair Sports Association, in conjunction with the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, held a successful introductory wheelchair tennis session on June 11th at the rehab centre’s gym. Seven newly injured patients were given an introduction to the sport by provincial wheelchair tennis coach Steve Manley.
All participants had a chance to try wheelchair tennis in a fun, supportive atmosphere. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and all participants expressed the interest to continue playing in BCWSA’s weekly drop-in program.
“It’s great to be able to provide clients with the opportunity to explore different sport options during their rehab,” said Kim Gorrell, Recreation Therapist at GF Strong. “Sports are a great way to maintain physical fitness, develop peer relationships and get connected to the community. Partnering with BCWSA make this possible.”
” A big thank you to GF Strong!” said wheelchair tennis provincial coach Steve Manley. “We have such great staff there. They really help us to get the patients back into sports and engaging in an active lifestyle. Wheelchair tennis is a great sport for people of any age and level of disability.”
“BCWSA was thrilled with the turnout at this week’s session,” aid Lisa Myers BCWSA Assistant Program Coordinator. “The enthusiasm of the participants, as well as the GF Strong staff, was infectious and really made this a positive experience for everyone involved. Wheelchair sports can make a huge impact in an individual’s life and we’re excited to keep introducing more sport opportunities to these and new participants in the weeks to come!”
If you are interested in getting involved in wheelchair tennis, please contact:
BC Wheelchair Sports Program Coordinator