Welcome to the Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association – a non-profit, all-volunteer 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting the sport of wheelchair tennis in the Greater Baton Rouge Area.
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2) Sign into Amazon as you normally would
3) Select “Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association” as your charitable organization
4) Every time you shop, Amazon Smile contributes .5% of eligible purchases to help the 2017 Cajun Classic
For more information about the BRWTA or the Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, please contact Jennifer Edmonson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Great Time: 2016 Hallowheel Adaptive Tennis Clinic
The 2016 Hallowheel Adaptive Tennis Clinic, Oct. 29, at BREC’s Highland Park in Baton Rouge, was great fun again this year, as nearly 15 children took to the courts to be introduced to wheelchair tennis. We enjoyed hosting a morning full of tennis instruction, games, and prizes. Thanks to Danielle Morris for coordinating the event and to the BRWTA Board and dozens of volunteers who helped! See more pictures here.
Manship YMCA Offering Beginners Clinics for Wheelchair Tennis
Ronnie Walters of the Paula G. Manship YMCA in Baton Rouge has launched a beginner’s wheelchair tennis clinic. Ronnie’s friend, Brandon Jones, attended his second tennis lesson, and Jody Sicard attended his first tennis lesson. Both were hitting the ball over the net, with spin — that’s better than most beginners! We also appreciate that accomplished Baton Rouge amateur, Alex Saporito, attended to support the new players. Thanks, Alex! If you know someone who would be interested in participating, please call Ronnie Walters at the Manship YMCA at 225-612-2420.
The 2nd Annual “Hallowheel” charity tennis tournament was held Oct. 28-30, 2016, at BREC’s Highland Park Tennis Center in Baton Rouge. The tournament featured traditional on-level men’s and women’s doubles at the 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 levels. In addition to the men’s and women’s doubles, the tournament included a separate “Up-Down” competition with 13 wheelchair players, partnered with able-bodied players in doubles play. This year’s tournament raised $13,091 for the 2017 Cajun Classic, and we look forward to next year’s Hallowheel tournament, scheduled for Oct. 27-29, 2017.
Please click here to visit the 2016 Hallowheel tournament page for more information.
2016 Cajun Classic Was a Great Success
Click here to visit our Cajun Classic page to see photos, watch videos, see results, and much more!
“Hallowheel” Charity Tournament Raises $17,059 for the 2016 Cajun Classic
We are excited that our inaugural Kelly Elkins State Farm “Hallowheel” charity tennis tournament raised $17,059 for the Cajun Classic.
Click here to visit the tournament page to see pics and learn more!
Our next Hallowheel tournament is scheduled for Oct. 28-30, 2016, in Baton Rouge.
Hallowheel Clinic for Children and Adults Was Great Fun
Thanks to the families and children who participated in our 2015 Hallowheel tennis clinic. This is a program we began a few years ago in which we host a morning of fun and games for individuals who have never experienced wheelchair tennis. The clinics feature games, prizes, mobility exercises and tennis instruction by teaching professional Carlos Roldan. Our next clinic is scheduled for Oct. 29, 2016, in Baton Rouge.
BRWTA Wheelchair Tennis Clinics Held in Lafayette and Baton Rouge
In July and September of 2015, we had the pleasure of hosting wheelchair tennis clinics in Lafayette at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and in Baton Rouge at the Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital. The clinics introduced individuals to the sport of wheelchair tennis. They were able to learn how to rally, volley and serve, thanks to instruction by teaching professionals Bill Phillips and Kathrin Sieberth. As with traditional tennis instruction, Bill and Kathrin used smaller nets and foam balls to teach the fundamentals.
BRWTA Wheelchair Tennis Clinic, July 21, 2015, Lafayette, La.