FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

Learn the Basics of Wheelchair Tennis at Free Clinic Sept. 15 in Union County’s Rahway River Park

RAHWAY, NJ – Tennis is a game for all, including people living with disabilities. If you or a family member would like to learn the basics of wheelchair tennis, here’s your opportunity to attend a free clinic on Saturday, September 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Rahway River Park on the border of Rahway and Clark.

Sponsored by the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal in collaboration with the Paralympic Sport Club, the Children’s Lightning Wheels, the Wheelchair Sports Federation and USTA Eastern New Jersey, the three-hour tennis clinic is intended for  athletes, ages 10 years and older, with a physical disability. Participants will learn the basics of wheelchair tennis from Dylan Levine, a Paralympic wheelchair tennis player.

The clinic also is open to coaches, physical education teachers, and anyone who has an interest in learning more about wheelchair tennis and how wheelchair players can be integrated onto an able-bodied team. Parents will have the opportunity to talk to experienced coaches about other sports and learn the value of sports for their children.

There is no fee to attend this clinic, but registration is recommended. For registration information, please contact Trisha Yurochko at Children’s Specialized Hospital, 908-301-5424, email: tyurochko@childrens-specialized.org.

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