Markham Tennis Club hosted a Wheelchair Tennis ‘Have a Go’ event on Monday. The event was promoted by Katherine Hale from the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA) and Lisa Myers, Ontario Wheelchair Tennis Development Officer with Tennis Canada. The evening began with an open invitation to Markham members and the public to drop by and try playing wheelchair tennis. This was followed by a “Match Day” event for players who registered with the OSWA.
The Match Day program was created in partnership between OWSA and Tennis Canada to provide wheelchair tennis players in Ontario with local match play opportunities. The league is intended as a first immersion into tournament play and a stepping stone to the ITF sanctioned event in Canada and internationally. Markham Tennis Club General Manager Jeff Lander was on hand and commented, “We really enjoyed hosting the event and were very impressed at how talented these athletes were. Markham Tennis Club just opened a new fully accessible clubhouse last year and is looking forward to hosting more wheelchair tennis events in the future”.