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Ghana Tennis Wheelchair Organize National Wheelchair championship



Over 70 children aged between 12 to 18 years with physical disability and other types of disability are expected to take part in exercise under the theme, “Breaking Barriers through Wheelchair Tennis.” at the Kumasi Sports stadium Tennis Court on Saturday, 30th May.

It will be the second edition of the National Wheelchair championship after the first edition was held in 2013 participants will be drawn from disability Training Centre’s across the nation.

The Ghana Wheelchair Tennis Association, Ghana Tennis Federation and the International Tennis Federation, with support from the Johan Cruyff Foundation in the Netherlands and the Ashanti Regional Tennis Association, aims to use the program to change perceptions about people with disability.
According to the National Coordinator of Ghana Wheelchair Tennis, Henry Larbi, one of the main aims of the program is to use sports as a means of changing mindsets and perceptions about people with disability in Ghana and also to select 2 prospective junior players to represent Ghana at the Johan Cruyff Africa Regional Juniors Camp in South Africa from 28th September to 5th October 2015.

Philip Ottuo
About Philip Ottuo (17 Articles)
Name Philip Coffie Otuo Job Tittle Journalist As a sports Journalist i have interest in disability sports. I have attended two amputee world cups in Argentina 2010 and Russia 2012 .l have attended two Amputee Africa cup of Nations.I am attached to some disability NGO'S in Ghana as a volunteer. I am also attached to some of the national disability teams as media officer. I am a member of the Ghana Sports Writers Association and an AIPS member.

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