Wheelchair tennis event in McDonough

Special to The Times

Be amazed at “America’s Premier Event” the America Wheelchair Tennis Champion-ship to be held on April 20-23 at Richard Craig Park in McDonough.

The tournament is celebrating its 11th year anniversary with its largest participation rate yet. One hundred players from all across the nation will be participating.

Singles and doubles competitions will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and end at 6 p.m. The highly competitive exhibitions will start at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Two new divisions have been added to this year’s championship. The first addition is, a quad division comprised of Quadriplegics, and a ‘Sets for Vets’ division that features disabled veterans playing doubles matches. In honor of the United States Military, a special “John Purser Military Service Award” will be presented to a veteran for his or her service to the United States of America.

Spectators in attendance are sure to see incredible athleticism at the largest USTA Wheelchair Tournament in the nation.

The America Wheelchair Tennis Championship is presented by Henry County Parks and Recreation and was made possible by the County’s support and generous community sponsors.

For more information, contact Harlon Matthews at 404-308-2414 or hmatthews@co.henry.ga.us.