First Little Aces Wheelchair Tennis Program Launches in Mississauga
October 21, 2012
Young Canadian wheelchair tennis players took part in the very first Little Aces Wheelchair Try It Event this past weekend in Mississauga.
Held during the Birmingham Wheelchair Tennis Classic at the Ontario Racquet Club, three girls and three boys aged eight to 19 participated in Tennis Canada’s successful first wheelchair development program for kids. The players enjoyed learning a new and accessible sport, and all indicated an interest in further opportunities to play wheelchair tennis.
The Little Aces program encourages young Canadians to get involved in their community and participate in the sport of tennis. Introducing the children to a format of tennis that is more accessible, kids learn how to play the sport with the help of smaller surfaces and racquets, softer balls and an adapted scoring system. This weekend marked the first Little Aces wheelchair event in Mississauga as Tennis Canada works towards including all Canadians in the sport and expanding its wheelchair tennis programs into the other Little Aces communities in North York, Ont., Surrey, B.C., and Edmonton.