Top wheelchair tennis players returning to Hilton Head

Some of the world’s best wheelchair tennis players will return to Hilton Head Island from Sept. 21-24 for the Professional Tennis Registry’s $20,000 Wheelchair Tennis Championships.

Matches will be held at Chaplin Park Tennis Center and Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 and continuing through Sept. 24 with men, women, quad and junior divisions. 

Additionally, a pro exhibition featuring two wheelchair players teaming with two of the island’s top professional players in doubles competition is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Long Cove Club. Local players also are invited to join in the Run-Roll Round Robin from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Chaplin Park. Interested players will be partnered with a wheelchair athlete and should contact Julie Jilly at

PTR also is looking for volunteers and sponsors for the event. Contact Jilly for more information.