The International Federation for sport for athletes with an intellectual disability (INAS) has announced that the USA will host the 2016 INAS World Tennis Championships in Bethany Beach, Delaware, from 12-18 June.
This will be the seventh edition of the Championships.
The event will take place at Sea Colony Beach and Tennis Resort. Boasting some 34 tennis courts and voted 2012 US Tennis Association Outstanding Facility of the Year, the venue offers great facilities for the athletes to excel.
As hosts, the USA will look to build on their performances at the 2014 INAS World Tennis Championships in France, where they picked up a gold in the women’s singles and a silver and bronze in the mixed-doubles competitions.
Lesley Whitehead, INAS Tennis Director said: “Sea Colony Beach and Tennis Resort in Delaware, USA, will be an excellent venue for the 2016 World Tennis Championships. I look forward to seeing many of our nations supporting this event which will provide excellent tennis competition for our players.”
New York, USA will also host to eigth edition of the INAS World Cross-Country Championships at Sunken Meadow State Park Cross-Country course from 2-3 April. This will be a first for the event to be in the Americas.