OPAF, USTA NC Host Wheelchair Tennis Clinic
September 04, 2019
Clinic as part of the Winston Salem Open Tennis Tournament at Wake Forest University. Over 30 players and coaches attended the event, which was led by Taylor Wingate, currently ranked as the number-one wheelchair tennis player in the nation in A Division. Wingate was assisted by local USTA staff to bring players and coaches on court in a sport wheelchair and experience the game as well as gain on-court knowledge and teaching. USTA southern representative Cee Jai Jones attended for the day and Australian tour player John Millman also attended and shared his on court-playing experiences against tennis pro Roger Federer.
The event marks the fifth year in a row OPAF and USTA NC have collaborated on Wheelchair Tennis at the Winston Salem Open. Wheelchair Tennis was held on Military Appreciation Night at the Open.