Last weekend twenty two of the most promising athletes with an intellectual disability made their way to Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre to compete in the NSW Open Tennis Championships.
Sydneysider Kelly Wren dominated the women’s field, taking home both the singles and doubles titles. Wren continues her impressive record; undefeated for over 11 years in competition.
Damien Phillips and Zvi Schweitzer had a tough battle on their hands for the men’s singles title, with Phillips taking home both the singles and doubles titles.
Aussie tennis favourite, Sam Stosur was gracious enough to take some time out of her busy training schedule to present some delighted athletes their medals.
Tournament Director, Michelle Clarke, said “The standard of play throughout the weekend was extremely high but more importantly all athletes gave it their best”.
“On behalf of everyone we would like to thank Sam for being a part of our presentation ceremony, the athletes certainly appreciated the support”.
Kelly Wren d. Kathryn Wilson 6-1 6-1
Damien Phillips d. Zvi Schweitzer 6-3 6-4
Kelly Wren and Michelle Gibbens d. Nicole Bartley and Kathryn Wilson 6-2 6-3
Mitchell James and Damien Phillips d. David Burke and Zvi Schweitzer 6-2 6-2