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News Release
06 August 2010
For Immediate Release

Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and Southern Tennis Association (STA) are pleased to present an Instructing Wheelchair Tennis Workshop at the Burns Park Tennis Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, from 10am-3pm on Friday, October 8, 2010. The Instructing Wheelchair Tennis Workshop is open to all tennis teachers and recreation instructors who want to learn how to teach tennis to people in wheelchairs.

The course will be taught by nationally ranked wheelchair player and PTR Clinician, Harlon Matthews. Participants will actually use wheelchairs that will be provided at the workshop, in order to understand the special skills required to maneuver the chair and to hit from a modified elevation. Mobility, stroke production, and general wheelchair tennis basics are covered in the curriculum. Participants will understand the components of chair construction and learn the degree of disability will vary with each wheelchair athlete.

The cost of the workshop is only $25. Participants who are PTR members will receive their certification in wheelchair tennis. Scholarships are available through Arkansas Tennis Association by calling 501-227-7611. To register, call PTR Headquarters Monday-Friday at 8-6pm EST at 800-421-6289 or

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,000 members in 122 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.


Contact: Peggy Edwards • PO Box 4739, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 USA
843-785-7244 or 800-421-6289 • fax 843-686-2033 •
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