photo by Michael A. Clubine

Gustavo Fernandez (ARG) competed against Shingo Kunieda (JPN; 1) in the Men's Singles Final.

written by Ryan Bright FLUSHING, NY – A “Grand Slam” refers to winning the four most important annual tennis events in a single-calendar year. The tournaments are the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open and run from mid-January through the summer. Before the 2014 US Open, a Grand Slam has achieved 17 […]

Photo by Carter Farmer

Gordon Reid (GBR) and Maikel Scheffers (NED) compete at the 2014 US Open in Wheelchair Men's Doubles - Finals.

Written by Ryan M. Bright FLUSHING, NY – Chairs left the ground as players served and reached for stretched volleys at the US Open’s third day of wheelchair tennis for the Double Finals. Shingo Kunieda (JPN)/Stephane Houdet (FRA) took on Gordon Reid (GBR)/Maikel Scheffers (NED) head-to-head in the Men’s Doubles finals. Kunieda/Houdet started the first […]

Photo by Michael A. Clubine

Lucas Sithole (RSA) competes at the 2014 US Open in Wheelchair Quad Singles.

Written by Ryan M. Bright FLUSHING, NY – Dreams of winning have continued through the second day of wheelchair tennis competition at the US Open as semi-finals were won and lost. Yui Kamiji (JPN; 1) went up against Jiske Griffioen (NED) today in a long game with Griffioen swinging hard on her serves and taking […]

Photo by Michael A. Clubine

Jiske Griffioen (NED) competes at the 2014 US Open in Wheelchair Women's Singles: Round 1.

Written by Ryan M. Bright FLUSHING, NY – Many US Open athletes compete at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, with the thought that they could win, but only half have earned the right to keep playing for the trophy. The Wheelchair Quad’s Singles Semifinals jumped into a wave of emotion […]

Photo by Michael A. Clubine

US Open Refferee, Brian Earley, announces as under-20 USTA member, Nate Melnyk, draws names for the US Open wheelchair tennis games.

Written by Ryan M. Bright FLUSHING, NY – Today was a “grand slam” of a day in the world of tennis as the U.S. Open for Wheelchair Tennis began in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York City. This is its eighth year at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and people from all […]

photo by Michael A. Clubine

Dana Mathewson reaches to serve the ball at the 14th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

94 Contestants from Around the World Compete in Queens Written by Ryan Bright QUEENS, NY – The Wheelchair Sports Federation and United States Tennis Association hosted the 14th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament on June 5th through June 8th, bringing people from around the world including France, Japan, Canada, and USA. It took place at the Billie […]

photo by Ken King

by Michael Dougherty Over nine days, Team USA – comprised of 80 athletes competing in Sled Hockey, Wheelchair Curling, Cross-Country, Alpine and Biathlon – received nine Bronze, seven Silver, and two Gold medals. The Golds were significant, not just unto themselves, but because Snowboarding had its inaugural year at the Paralympics. Also, Russia, the host […]

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