Wheelchair Tennis Demo at WTA Championships
02 Nov 2011
The Turkish National Women's Wheelchair Tennis Team showcased the sport at the WTA Championships in Istanbul last week, playing a doubles demonstration that drew plenty of interest and applause from the spectators at the prestigious event.
Busra Un, Ebru Bulgurcu, Julide Yildiz and Nese Aydemir entertained the crowd with their skills and were given tickets to watch the matches afterwards.
Fahir Altan from the Turkish Sports Federation for the Physically Disabled and Ayda Uluc from the Turkish Tennis Federation were on hand to congratulate the women, who also got to meet former men's world No. 1 player Mats Wilander of Sweden during a memorable day.
"The spectators, most of whom have never seen Wheelchair Tennis, cheered and applauded the team as they played their exhibition doubles match," said Dianne Fowler, Wheelchair Tennis Manager for Turkey. "It was a day of memories that will last a lifetime. Our thanks go out to all the members of the ITF, WTA, TBESF and the TTF for coordinating this event."