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Wheelchair Tennis Doubles Tournament

The fab group at Wheelchair Sports WA recently ran a series of wheelchair tennis training sessions at the Herb Graham Centre in Mirrabooka.

These training sessions resulted in a doubles tournament being played at the State Tennis Centre in

Burswood on Thursday 23rd of August.  Organised and run by the team at Tennis West, four very competitive doubles pairs took to the courts to prove who had the moves on the court.

Despite the fact that they *say* they had been practicing up until the tournament there were a lot of laughs as kamikaze balls flew around and team communications broke down…..note to Adam and Georgia: don’t play on a team with your “real” partner!!

In the end the partnership of Kim Robins and Sam Clarke ruled the night, taking out what is to become the Annual Trophy in the finals match against Adam Deans and Georgia Inglis.  Special mention from me goes to Jake Kavanaugh who I could swear believed I had a target on the top of my camera ;-)

If you are interested in having a go at wheelchair tennis the next session begins in November and is open to all – yes including able-bodied.  Contact Lindal at Wheelchair Sports WA; lindal@wheelchairsportswa.org.au


Introducing the 2012 Black Ducks!

 

I am in the very fortunate position to be the Official Photographer for Wheelchair Sports Western Australia (WSWA).  I get to photograph amazing and talented athletes who have physical disabilities but who do not allow those physical disabilities to set them back.  Its very inspirational and fun!!

On Wednesday 11th of April, I attended and photographed the presentation of playing jerseys to the current Black Ducks, WSWA’s Under 21 wheelchair basketball team.  It is an extremely proud moment as an athlete to gain a place on a State team and the room was filled with huge smiles and a lot of pride.  Amber Merritt, who will be missing out on playing with the Ducks this year due to Paralympic commitments reminded the team of the opportunity that they have had presented to them, to wear their jerseys with pride and to play hard.  Words that very clearly resonated throughout the room.

The Black Ducks will defend their title at next weeks Kevin Coombs Cup being held at Challenge Stadium and we wish them every luck in this endeavour.

So without further delay….meet your WA Black Ducks (missing from below are Assistant Coach Nick Radovich and Captain Jake Kavanagh);