On August 9th, six kids belonging to the Little Aces Mississauga wheelchair tennis program, along with their families, were treated to a day of tennis at the Rogers Cup at Rexall Centre in Toronto.
The day marked the one-year anniversary of the creation of this junior wheelchair tennis program. Not only did the participants get to see the best women tennis players in the world perform at Rexall Centre, but they were also treated to an hour of a wheelchair tennis clinic on promotion court 2.
Top Canadian wheelchair tennis player Joel Dembe and sledge hockey Paralympic gold medalist Billy Bridges were also on site to assist with the clinic and share some insights on their lives as professional athletes.
” It is heart-warming to see how tennis bring these kids and their family together. Many thanks to all the volunteers and the folks at Tennis Canada to make this happen.” said Albert Fong, LA Mississauga Community Champion and founder of the wheelchair tennis kids program
“I had fun working with the Little Aces team today at the Rogers Cup.” said Joel Dembe, ” It’s always great to see young faces playing our sport. I know they also loved getting a chance to see some of action at the tournament as well. ”
The fall season of the 6 week program for kids with a physical disability (ages 8 -19) kicks off on Saturday, October 19 at the Ontario Racquet Club in Mississauga. For further information on how to register please contact Albert Fong at firstname.lastname@example.org