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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Tennis

Eight courts under construction for TORONTO 2015

The best wheelchair tennis stars will battle it out on eight brand new courts built at the University of Toronto, Canada. 18 Sep 2014
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Gustavo Fernandez

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"The courts, based at the University of Toronto Scarborough Tennis Centre (UTSC), have been jointly funded by the Government of Canada and the University of Toronto Scarborough campus."

Construction has started on eight new acrylic tennis courts at the University of Toronto, Canada, that will play host to wheelchair tennis at the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games between 7-15 August.

The courts, based at the University of Toronto Scarborough Tennis Centre (UTSC), have been jointly funded by the Government of Canada and the University of Toronto Scarborough campus.

Substantial completion of the courts is expected toward the end of 2014 and during the Parapan American Games they will play host to 36 of the Americas’ best wheelchair tennis players.

“Spectators at the University of Toronto Scarborough Tennis Centre will be in for some phenomenal volleys, aces and drop shots on these new courts next summer,” said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee.

“With qualification spots for Rio on the line, you can expect players to bring their A-game.”

Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State for sport, has praised the development of these courts and the effect it can have on Canadian athletes.

He said: “The University of Toronto Scarborough Tennis Centre is another example of the investment the Government of Canada is making in these Games to help our athletes compete against the world’s best.”

For more information, visit the TORONTO 2015 website.