Four of the top 100 Wheelchair tennis athletes have arrived at the home of tennis in NSW in preparation for the 2012 London Paralympics.
2012 Australian Open Quarter Finalist and world no. 14 Ben Weekes, 2012 USTA Desert Classic men’s singles and doubles title holder and world no. 41 Adam Kellerman (St Ives), 2012 Be Active Adelaide Wheelchair Open runner-up and world no. 83 Keegan Oh-Chee (Eastwood) and 2012 GIO Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open second draw runner-up and world no.99 Richard Engles (Kogarah) are aiming high with their sights set on Paralympic gold.
“Men’s wheelchair tennis is particularly strong in NSW with all four in the top 100. It is important that we train together in a team environment in preparation for the London Paralympics in August” explained Tennis Australia National Wheelchair Coach, Greg Crump.
The cut off for direct acceptance into the 2012 London Paralympics is no.48. Adam and Ben will be directly accepted however Tennis Australia will need to apply for a wildcard for Keegan or Richard.
Good luck to Ben, Adam, Keegan and Richard for the rest of the season.