ITF designates PTR Wheelchair Championships
April 19, 2015
Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry is pleased to announce that its PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships has been designated as an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Grade A Junior Tournament. PTR Wheelchair Championships is one of only seven events in the world awarded this prestigious designation for 2015.
Grade A events offer more points than other Junior tournaments, helping provide a unique opportunity to improve rankings. PTR Wheelchair Championships, which draws players of all level from around the globe, has been on Hilton Head Island for more than 20 years and has seen the world’s best players compete.
Scheduled for October 1-4, PTR Wheelchair Championships is a USTA Fall Southern Championship and part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour.
“We are pleased to be a Grade A Junior Tournament,” said Tournament Director and PTR Vice President, Julie Jilly, “because it’s so important to introduce young people to wheelchair tennis. It’s amazing what a tremendous impact our sport can make on their lives. College scholarships, travel opportunities, health and fitness impact and, of course, the lifelong friendships they make through tennis!”
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 15,000 members in 125 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.