Top wheelies talent in action
Three of Australia’s top ranked wheelchair tennis players, Ben Weeks, Adam Kellerman and Janel Manns are set to compete at the British Open (19-24 July).
Three of Australia’s top ranked wheelchair tennis players, Ben Weeks (Sydney, NSW), Adam Kellerman (Sydney, NSW) and Janel Manns (Port Macquarie, NSW), are in Nottingham this week to compete at the British Open (19-24 July).
The British Open is a Super Series event on the wheelchair tennis world tour and one of many events that these talented players will partake in whilst in Europe over the next month.
26-year-old Weekes is chasing top 10 singles ranking if he can get some points on the board in Nottingham. He is currently ranked No. 11 and had some solid performances last month in Asia, reaching the semi final of the Busan Open in South Korea before being beaten 4-6 2-6 by Ha-Gel Lee (KOR).
Kellerman, 20, and Janel Manns, 45, swung their European campaigns into action last week. Kellerman, who is currently ranked No. 55 in the world for singles and the youngest of the three Australians, played at the ITF 3 Bavarian DRT Open (15-18 July) but had an early exit after retiring in the round of 16 against Tom Egberink (NED).
Left Handed Manns, world No. 33 for women’s singles, reached the semi finals of the Bavarian DRT Open before going down 2-6 6-7(2) to Waltraud Posch (AUT).
After the British Open, Weekes and Kellerman will compete at the Salzburg Open and Austrian Open in Gross-Sieghartz. Then Weekes will head to Italy to conclude his European schedule at the ITF 2 Series Trofeo Della Mole in Torino.
All three players will cross the Atlantic in early September to contest the Super Series US Open in St Louis (8-11 September).