Aussies to defend title at 2016 INAS World Tennis Championships
Six Australian tennis players will travel to Delaware in the United States today to compete in the 2016 INAS World Tennis Championships.
Six Australian tennis players will travel to Delaware in the United States today to compete in the 2016 INAS World Tennis Championships starting next week from 13 to 18 June.
Tennis Australia in collaboration with INAS is sending a strong team of two females and six males to compete at the international tennis championships for para-athletes with an intellectual disability.
Australia will be looking to defend their 2015 title, led by world No.1 ranked male Archie Graham (Newtown, Qld) and world No.1 ranked female player Kelly Wren (Engadine, NSW), Mitchell James (QLD), Joshua Holloway (QLD), Damian Phillips (NSW) and Carla Lenarduzzi (VIC).
The competition will take place at Sea Colony Beach and Tennis Resort in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Five countries will compete at the championships including Australia, USA, Italy, Poland and Czech Republic.
INAS is a not for profit organisation that aims to promote equality in sport, and give people with intellectual disabilities a chance to compete at an international level on the Paralympic stage.
INAS supports over 130,000 athletes across the world, and relies on collaborating with member organisations such as Tennis Australia and fundraising efforts to support athletes in achieving their goals.