1 October 2019 | Tennis Australia
World number one Archie Graham to lead strong Aussie contingent at INAS Global Games
World No.1 Archie Graham and world No.3 Kelly Wren will lead a 13-person tennis team set to represent Australia at the INAS Global Games in Brisbane from 12-19 October 2019.
More than 1000 athletes from 50 countries will compete across 10 sports at 8 venues in Brisbane during the world’s premier international event for athletes with an intellectual impairment which is held every four years.
“I’m so pleased we are able to select 13 representatives to be a part of our Australian INAS tennis team, and something all of these athletes will cherish and remember for a long time,” Brenda Tierney, Tennis Australia’s Head of Inclusion – Performance, said.
“The athletes have been very dedicated in preparing for the event to ensure that they are all ready to compete to the best of their ability and give Team Australia the best chance of winning medals.
“Tennis is a very diverse sport and we pride ourselves in giving all athletes the opportunity to enjoy, play and compete in our sport and events such as the INAS Global Games which are integral to ensuring players of all abilities are given the opportunity represent their country on an international level,” Tierney continued.
|Australian INAS Global Games tennis squad
| Archie Graham, Ipswich, Qld
|| Kelly Wren, Engadine, Sydney, NSW
| Mitchell James, Burpengary East, Qld
|| Carla Lenarduzzi, Camberwell, Melbourne, Vic
| Joshua Holloway, Rockhampton, Qld
||Yasmin Sanders, Westlake, Brisbane, Qld
| Damian Phillips, Coffs Harbour, NSW
||Kathryn Wilson, Bribie Island, Moreton Bay, Qld
||Breanna Tunny, Alex Hills, Redlands, Qld
||Andriana Petrakis, Allenby Gardens, Adelaide, SA
|Timothy Gould, North Lakes, Brisbane, Qld
||Olivia Sayers, Toorak, Melbourne, Vic
|Timothy Walsh, Wollongong, NSW
*II1 – category is for athletes with intellectual impairments
*II2 –category is for athletes with significant additional impairments
*A number next to a player’s name denotes their international INAS tennis ranking
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About the INAS Global Games:
- Held every four years, the INAS Global Games is a world-class sporting competition where athletes with an intellectual impairment must achieve a high-level qualification to compete in their sports before being selected to represent their country
- Established in 1986, INAS works with its member nations and partners to change attitudes, create opportunities and develop inclusive pathways in sport to ensure athletes can compete at the highest possible level
- With more than 75 competing countries, INAS currently has more than 300,000 athletes registered across the world
- Brisbane will host the INAS Games from 12-19 October 2019, tennis will be hosted at Queensland Tennis Centre and Pat Rafter Arena.
- The games to be held across one week will feature 10 sports and see more than 1000 athletes from around the world compete in: athletics, basketball, cricket, cycling, futsal, rowing, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo and tennis.
For further information on the INAS Global Games visit: gg2019.org