The 2016 Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, March 16-20, in Baton Rouge, celebrated its 27th year with a great field of 128 players from 21 countries and 24 states, including 12 Baton Rouge-area amateurs.
Draws and Results / News Release
Linda Medine’s Pics / Pictures / Runnels’ Ball Kids
TV: Chris Price WBRZ / “Weekends With Whitney”
Cox TV PSA / Megan’s Album / Glenn Singletary feature
Special thanks to our 2016 Sponsors and Donors!
United States Tennis Association
Louisiana Tennis Association
Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Association
2016 Bronze Level Donors
Cajun Industries, LLC, Brian Harris Automotive, GEARED UP, Neighbors Federal Credit Union, Baton Rouge Women’s Tennis Association, Visit Baton Rouge, Louisiana Lagniappe, Fresh Pickin’s Market, Sysco, Community Coffee, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Southern Maid Donuts, Sushi Yama, Chick-Fil-A, McDonald’s, Dr. John Nyboer, Gorman Brothers, Doug Olinde, LLC, EMCO Technologies, Central Hitch, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Brownsfield Lions Club, National Charity League – River Road Chapter, Bistro Byronz, Raising Cane’s, World’s Finest Chocolate, Price LeBlanc Lexus, Unique Cuisine, Varsity Sports, Anita and Joseph Coyle, and Bethesda Rehabilitation Hospital.
2015 Television Coverage
WATCH WBRZ-TV Chris Price’s feature story
WATCH WBRZ-TV Whitney Vann’s feature story
WATCH WAFB Rick Portier’s feature story
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.