Wheelchair event earns prestigious designation


Professional Tennis Registry recently announced that its PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships has been designated as an International Tennis Federation Grade A Junior Tournament. PTR Wheelchair Championships is one of only seven events in the world awarded this prestigious designation for 2015. Grade A events offer more points than other junior tournaments, providing a unique opportunity for athletes to improve their rankings. PTR Wheelchair Championships, which draws players of all level from around the globe, has been on Hilton Head Island for more than 20 years and has hosted some of the world’s best players. The 2015 event is scheduled for Oct. 1-4. It is a USTA Fall Southern Championship and part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour.