PTR Instructing Wheelchair Tennis Workshop

July 26, 2014

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will conduct an Instructing Wheelchair Tennis Workshop on Sunday, September 14 from 10am until 3pm at Chaplin Park Tennis Center on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

This course is for tennis teachers and coaches to augment their existing certification with a certificate to teach wheelchair tennis, and will provide them with the skills required to teach wheelchair players. Workshop participants actually use wheelchairs in order to understand the special skills required to maneuver the wheelchair and to hit from a modified elevation. Mobility, stroke production and general wheelchair basics are all covered in the curriculum. Attendees will understand the components of chair construction, as well as learn that the degree of disability will vary with each wheelchair athlete. The course is also valuable for rehab workers and physical therapy specialists who want to offer tennis as a rehabilitation tool.

The hands on course will be taught by Harlon Matthews, a PTR Clinician of the Year, and top National Wheelchair Player. All attendees receive the course manual and additional resources for teaching wheelchair tennis. Merit Achievement Program (MAP) and Continuing Education Hours will be awarded. The workshop is $75 and includes lunch. Scholarships may be available.

To register, call PTR at 843-785-7244 or email [email protected]

Photo by Bruno Mohovich of Dan James conducing the PTR wheelchair workshop

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,800 members in 124 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.