Oct. 13, 2011
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men's tennis team will hold its second ever wheelchair tennis clinic on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Schwartz Tennis Center from 10:30 a.m. ET to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday's event will feature the nine member Purdue men's tennis team as well as its coaching staff and wheelchair tennis players from across the Midwest. The events are scheduled to be held on the six outdoor courts, weather permitting. Lunch will be provided for all of participants. Julie Fritz will again team with the Purdue coaching staff to put on the great event. She has done a great job for many years helping to set up events like this for disabled athletes.
Last year's event drew 14 participants to the courts to play with the Boilermakers. Following an exciting win over Northwester, 4-3, on the indoor courts, the men's team headed outside to play some singles and doubles as well as give some instruction. It was hard to tell who had more fun in the event as every one of the players on Purdue's team could be seen smiling, laughing, and having a great time over the course of the two hour clinic. The wheelchair participants also had fun as they were able to play alongside and against individuals on a team that finished the season ranked No. 64 in the ITA tennis polls.
Any and all wheelchair tennis players are welcome to join the great event on Saturday. No prior reservations or experience are needed to attend the event that is fun for all. A full recap of last year's event can be found here. For further information or questions, contact Purdue men's tennis assistant coach Brandon Lenfert at firstname.lastname@example.org.