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Wheelchair Tennis Celebrates International Disability Day

International Day for Persons with Disabilities is today 3 December 2013 and Wheelchair Tennis South Africa is hosting the Airports Company South Africa Strand Open 2013 to celebrate the day. The theme this year is Break Barriers, Open Doors for an Inclusive Society for All.

We would like to encourage all to raise their flags for these inspirational young athletes and join us for a spoil of top class wheelchair tennis to increase awareness of the sports and celebrate and support the inspirational women and men who participate in Wheelchair Tennis.

The 2013 Airports Company South Africa Strand Open is one of the events of the NEC World Wheelchair Tennis Tour, and participation in this event in made possible by a generous sponsorship by Airports Company South Africa.

Around 64 players are expected to participate in the event, with the majority of players being from our regional programmes. SA Sports Awards winners Lucas Sithole, Kg Montjane and Thato Tsomole will all be participating in this their last event on the NEC International Wheelchair Tennis Tour.

If you are in Cape Town, please visit us at:

Venue: Strand Tennis Club (Charles Morkel Stadium)

Church Street

Strand

Cape Town

Time: 09h00-16h00 daily

Dates: 5-8 December 2013

Entry Free, All welcome.

If you can't make it to the courts, please visit our website on www.tennis.co.za; our Facebook page: WheelchairTennisSA and/or follow us on Twitter: @WCTennis.

Airports Company South Africa and Airports Company South Africa have partnered for the past 9 years to make a difference in the lives of people living with disabilities and the communities in which they live.

Over this period over 500 people have been introduced to wheelchair tennis and now play on a weekly basis, South Africa hosts 6 international wheelchair tennis tournaments runs 30 plus regional events, and have over 60 players on the international ranking, second only to Japan.

Through the long term commitment and support from Airports Company South Africa, we now have players ranked in the top 10 players in the world, and are considered global leaders for wheelchair tennis development.

For more information, please contact Siyabulela Nkachela 082 679 3772 or Bianca Morkel Tel: 083 386 4002. Fax: 086 651 6664. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .Other resources worth a visit include: www.tennis.co.za; our Facebook page: WheelchairTennisSA and/or follow us on Twitter: @WCTennis.