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Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
March 22-26, 2017
Paula G. Manship YMCA
Baton Rouge, LA
The 2017 Cajun Classic is in the history books as another great success. The week was full of compelling and competitive tennis, delivered by 115 top-ranked professionals and amateurs from 19 countries, 23 states, and the Baton Rouge area.
Stay tuned to this web page as we post pictures and other updates!
Tournament draws and results
Cajun Classic 2017 news release
Cox Communications public service announcement
Baton Rouge Advocate preview story
InRegister feature story, April 2017
Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Currents magazine story, May 2017
BR Advocate photo (Korea’s Sun-Bong Han)
BR Advocate photo (Britain’s Andy Lapthorne 1 of 2)
BR Advocate photo (Andy Lapthorne 2 of 2)
BR Advocate photo (USA’s Chris Herman and Korea’s Sung-Bong Han)
BR Advocate photo (Chris Herman)
Special thanks to Tex Morris of Edward Jones Investments for arranging the live radio remote by Charles Hanagriff and Jimmy Ott of 104.5 ESPN in Baton Rouge.
Special Thanks to Our 2017 Sponsors
United States Tennis Association (USTA)
USTA – Southern Section
Louisiana Tennis Association (LTA)
Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Association (GBRCTA)
Bronze Level Donors
Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge Women’s Tennis Association, Brownsfield Lions Club, Cajun Industries, LLC, Central Hitch, Chick-Fil-A, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Community Coffee Company, Anita and Joseph Coyle, Dirk Hofman, Kirsten Early, EMCO Technologies, The Feld Weinstein Group at Morgan Stanley, Fresh Pickin’s Market, Gill’s Crane & Dozer Service, Inc., Gorman Brothers, Lanman & Kemp-Barclay & Company, Louisiana Lagniappe, McDonald’s, National Charity League – River Road Chapter, Northwest Louisiana Community Tennis Association, Dr. John Nyboer, Doug Olinde, LLC, Price LeBlanc Lexus, Pride Mobility, Ronnie’s Boudin & Cracklin House, Rotolo’s Pizza, Southern Maid, Varsity Sports, Visit Baton Rouge, and World’s Finest Chocolate
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About the Cajun Classic
The Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament is sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is one of only two Level-1 tournaments in the United States. Every year, the Cajun Classic attracts top professionals and amateurs from throughout the world.
Players who participate in the Cajun Classic are all ages — seniors to teenagers — and include those who are paraplegics, quadriplegics and amputees, as well as those with birth defects. But, the players’ disabilities have become “different abilities” as they play amazing and highly-competitive tennis.
The Cajun Classic is supported by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), USTA-Southern Section, the Louisiana Tennis Association (LTA), and the Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Association (GBRCTA), which is the presenting sponsor.