Belfast 2016 Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Belfast 2016 Wheelchair Tennis Event 2

SPOKES IN MOTION’  WHEELCHAIR TENNIS CLUB

 

 

THE BELFAST CITY COUNCIL EVIAN  2016 INTERNATIONAL WHEELCHAIR TENNIS TOURNAMENT

16th, 17th  &  18th  SEPT.  2016

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

This annual Belfast City Council Ulster Open Wheelchair Tennis Tournament now in its 19th year of existence, has become one of the most popular competitions on the wheelchair tennis circuit.

 

The event hosted by the local ‘Spokes In Motion’ Wheelchair Tennis Club in association

with Belfast City Council and Tennis Ireland, again held at The Belfast Indoor Tennis Arena,  16th – 18th September, has attracted top players from England,  Scotland,  and Ireland all hoping to get their share of the silverware.

 

The event organisers are delighted with the high standard of the players coming to do battle for the silverware,   including England`s ace player Steve Crompton, Republic of Ireland top player Stephen Melvin and Scottish star performer Peter Moore. 

 

Our local hopefuls in the top singles division are Belfast man Gerard Miligan and Glenavy man Ivor Jess, who find themselves in a very competitive line up.  Last year’s top division doubles champion Jason Black is this year paired with English man Noel McShane. 

 

From the impressive line-up of competitors attending our home tournament this year,  organisers are expecting a very high standard of wheelchair tennis,  with some hard fought three set thrillers. The high level of competition will prove valuable preparation for our local players involved in other forthcoming International Tournaments.

 

The Tournament Launch will be on Tuesday 13thth September  at the Belfast Indoor Tennis Arena. The ’Spokes In Motion’ Club along with Tennis Ireland also use the event to promote and develop this fast and exciting sport, within Northern Ireland.

 

Belfast Lord Mayor, Alderman Brian Kingston, said: “Good Luck to everyone involved in the tournament. It is great to see so many top players from the United Kingdom and Ireland travelling to Belfast to take part. I am sure there will be challenging games for all as players make their way towards the silverware.”

 

The tournament committee are delighted and extremely grateful to Belfast City Council “Support for Sport” and Greewich Leisure Limited (GLL) for assisting the event, Burn Road Car Sales for sponsoring the trophies, Robert Robert`s from Lisburn for providing the  Evian water, and the Freewheelers organisation,  for without their valued support it would not be possible to host this now established and well presented event.

 

FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT:  Ivor  Tel:  07711 692 485