“We want to thank the USOC for supporting this high performance camp to continue to develop our veteran players and to also grow the games of our younger players."
The USA’s top men, women, quad and junior wheelchair tennis players will be participating in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) High Performance Wheelchair Tennis Camp at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, between 18-21 December.
The camp is held in wheelchair tennis’ off-season for the United States’ top players to train and develop their games with US national coaches. The camp is part of the USTA High Performance Wheelchair Tennis Programme and funded by the US Olympic Committee.
This year’s camp will include quad No. 1 David Wagner, as well as Nick Taylor, who together have captured three Paralympic quad gold medals and are coming off their eighth career doubles win at November’s UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters in Mission Viejo, California. Other participants include former world No. 1 Stephen Welch, top 20 player Emmy Kaiser, and standout juniors Conner Stroud and Chris Herman.
Each day of camp consists of wheelchair tennis clinics and in-depth tennis instruction from Dan James, the USTA’s National Head Coach and National Manager of Wheelchair Tennis, two-time Paralympian Karin Korb, and USTA National Coaches Paul Walker and John Devorss.
“We want to thank the USOC for supporting this high performance camp to continue to develop our veteran players and to also grow the games of our younger players,” said James. “This is an incredible opportunity for these past, present, and future Paralympic athletes to train in the off-season, while also strengthening friendships with each other.”
Players participating in the USTA High Performance Wheelchair Tennis Camp include: