Public Tennis grants wheelchair scholarships

May 24, 2016

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry is delighted to announce that Public Tennis, Inc., (PTI) has awarded five (5) junior scholarship grants for the PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships. The PTR Championships, which is part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Grade A Junior Tournament, will be held September 29 through October 2, 2016, at Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort and Chaplin Park Tennis Center on Hilton Head Island.

The PTI scholarships will cover entry fees and accommodations for five junior players who could not otherwise afford to participate in the tournament. Over the years, competing in this event has opened the door for many juniors to obtain scholarships to play collegiate wheelchair tennis. The five juniors will meet and network with players from across the USA and around the globe.

“We are so appreciative and excited about these grants for juniors,” said Tournament Director and PTR Vice President, Julie Jilly. “PTI has long been a supporter of Junior Team Tennis, but now adding Junior Wheelchair tennis, the extend its reach and truly make an impact. These grants can really make a difference in their lives as we have seen happen with so many of the juniors who have come through our tournament over the years.”

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 15,600 members in 127 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.