Sports & Health

Tennis tournament serves up inspiration and athleticism

Elite wheelchair tennis competitors from around the world descended upon Canadian soil, converging at the Premier Racquet Club Markham (PRCM) for an electrifying showcase of athleticism and determination.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) Wheelchair Tournament provided spectators with a thrilling spectacle featuring intense matches that highlighted the sport’s complexity and skill.

Andy Sutton, the tennis director at PRCM, expressed pride in hosting such a significant event. “This tournament not only celebrates the remarkable skill and resilience of wheelchair tennis players but also fosters a strong sense of community and inclusivity within the sport,” remarked Sutton.

With athletes representing nine countries, seasoned veterans and emerging talents vied for victory, knowing that qualification points for the 2024 Paris Games hung in the balance. The competition was fierce as players engaged in intense single and double matches, captivating audiences with their prowess on the court.

“I am very happy with the tournament overall and look forward to running a bigger event next year,” Sutton said. “We look forward to welcoming participants back in 2025 for the second edition of this world-class event.”

For detailed information on the athletes and their standings, visit the Tournament page on the ITF website.


Photo: Mens doubles champions Connor Stroud and Jose Pablo Gil. (Matthew Fletcher photo)

Story submitted by Matthew Fletcher.





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