2016 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships

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Congratulations to Team Alberta athletes Laurie Zalmanowitz and Kyle Thompson who competed at the 2016 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships held Oct 27-30 in Vancouver !

Laurie finished first in Men’s (Singles) Flight 1 putting him 6th place overall in the competition.

Kyle finished third in Men’s (Singles) Flight 2 putting him 13th place overall.

Laurie & Kyle also competed as a Doubles team making it to the Quarter Final before being eliminated.

GREAT JOB GUYS!!!

For the complete results from Nationals please visit Tennis Canada

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BTG Wheelchair Tennis Program

 

The weekly wheelchair tennis program in Calgary just wrapped up their 7 week fall program. Many thanks to all participants, to coach Mackenzie Quigley for coaching, and to the The OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre for staging the program at their fabulous facility! For information about future WSA tennis programming please contact us at:

BJ Engerdahl, BTG – Program Manager
Wheelchair Sports Alberta
Phone: 780.918.1046
Email: wsa2@telus.net

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Fernandez, Buis seal first Roland Garros titles

Wheelchair tennis crowned two new Grand Slam champions on Saturday when Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina and Marjolein Buis of Netherlands delivered winning performances at Roland Garros.

For the 22-year-old Fernandez it was three times lucky in hoisting the trophy after defeating reigning Australian Open champion Gordon Reid of Great Britain 76(4) 61. Fernandez had previously been in two Grand Slam finals – at the 2014 Australian and US Opens – but lost both times to Shingo Kunieda of Japan.

Read more at http://www.itftennis.com/news/231012.aspx#bdqIAIfwDp3uJWOx.99

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