This summer wheelchair tennis players from across Western Canada and beyond are invited to Winnipeg, Manitoba to participate in the inaugural Prairie Cup Wheelchair Tennis Championships. The event is the first of its kind in Manitoba, and will be hosted August 9th – 11th at the Kildonan Tennis Club during the 2013 Manitoba Open able bodied Tennis Championships.
The Prairie Cup is a Tennis Manitoba initiative to grow wheelchair tennis participation in the prairie provinces. It is a non ITF sanctioned event allowing entry level tennis players or veterans to engage in competitive tennis. Manitoba has a strong history of wheelchair tennis, which has produced players and coaches who have participated at international events. Most notable of late is Winnipeg’s Lee Carter, who is just the third Canadian male to win at least four consecutive national titles (singles and doubles, 2007 – 2010). Carter has also participated in World Team Cup competition, as well as the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.
For more information or to request the tournament fact sheet/registration info please contact:
Ryan Van Berkel – MWSA Program Coordinator
Ph: 204 925 5789