The Australian Wheelchair Tennis team are in full swing ahead of men’s singles Saturday 1st September 11.00 am (London time).
The Australian team which includes; Daniela Di Toro (no. 6), Janel Manns (no. 39), Ben Weekes (no. 19) and Adam Kellerman (no. 27), has had some great lead up events to the Paralympics. Kellerman made the men’s singles final and doubles final, with team mate Weekes at the 25th Austrian Open. Manns and Di Toro took to the court earlier this month and reached the doubles final at the Salzburg Open.
The team would not be complete without a support team and they include; Penny Dayan (Physio), Craig Purcell (Coach), Greg Crump (Head Coach) and Brenda Tierney (Manager).
Tennis NSW CEO, Glenn Tasker, a board member of the Australian Paralympic Committee has also travelled to London in support of our Australian athletes.
“We are very proud that 3 of the 4 Paralympians are from NSW. Congratulations to all of the athletes for making it this far, we know how hard you have worked to make it to this elite level”.
Tennis Australia’s National Academy, Sydney Manager, Craig Purcell believes that our medal chances at the games are extremely high.
“I think overall the players that are representing Australia are in a good position to be successful, considering their consistent results over the last year” he said.
Click here to listen to Craig Purcell, who spoke to our radio program Talking Tennis, earlier this month.
The team would love to read your messages of support so please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/TennisNSW
The games start with NSW athlete, Ben Weekes taking on Spain hopeful, Francesc Tur Blanch (no.57) at Eton Manor. Check out official broadcaster ABC1 to watch the action unfold.
The Tennis NSW board and staff wish Dani, Janel, Ben and Adam and their support team the best of luck!