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News Release
17 July 2013
For Immediate Release

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC -- Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will host the annual International Wheelchair Tennis Championships. Matches will be held at the Chaplin Park Tennis Center and Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort. Tournament play begins at 9 am on Thursday, September 12, and continues through Sunday, September 15, with Men’s, Women’s, Quad and Junior divisions.

Many of the world’s top wheelchair players have competed in this event, which is part of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour and sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

Run/Roll pro exhibitions will be held Monday, September 9, at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, and Tuesday, September 10, at Long Cove Club. The exhibitions are doubles matches featuring two wheelchair players teaming up with two of the island’s top pros.

Local tennis players are invited to join in a Run-Roll Round Robin at 6:15 pm, Wednesday, September 11, at Chaplin Park. Interested players will be partnered with a wheelchair athlete, and should contact Julie Jilly at

Spectators are welcome to enjoy the exciting exhibitions, as well as all the tournament matches. See for yourself why tennis is the fastest growing of all wheelchair sports.

Volunteers to help serve lunches, and ‘ball persons’ of all ages are needed. Great community service hours for students! Volunteer for an afternoon or for the entire tournament. To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Paige Payne at 785-7244 or email

If you would like to donate funds, bottled water, food for lunches or other items for the players, please contact Julie at 785-7244 or

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,600 members in 117 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: • PO Box 4739, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 USA
843-785-7244 or 800-421-6289 • fax 843-686-2033 •
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