The recent boom in wheelchair tennis has helped the Tennis Foundation, Great Britain’s leading tennis charity, secure an agreement with British wheelchair manufacturer ROMA Sport to extend its title sponsorship of the National Wheelchair Tennis Series.
The ROMA Sport National Series caters for players of all abilities and ages and is the entry-level tier of tournaments for wheelchair tennis players, with regional competitions taking place at 10 venues across the country. Every player who competes in a National Series tournament is then eligible to compete in the ROMA Sport National Series Finals weekend at the end of November.
In addition to exclusive naming rights, ROMA Sport’s sponsorship of the series will see them provided with branding and player engagement opportunities at all tournaments as the company continues to build its profile in the sport following the launch of their first ever wheelchair tennis specific sports chair last year.
The 2017 events attracted a total of 230 entries across the series, with the level of interest continuing to grow. The tournaments provide a great way to for participants to meet other wheelchair players in their region and offer the chance for players to test their game at a competitive level. Every tournament also has a Novice division, providing a fun, supportive way to try out playing competitively.
Liz Terry, Disability Competitions Manager at the Tennis Foundation, said:
“We are delighted ROMA Sport have extended their sponsorship of the National Series. Their support last year really helped us raise the profile and awareness of the events and encourage more wheelchair tennis plays to get involved in competitions.
“Securing a sponsor and having them return to extend the agreement is a real testament to how disability tennis is progressing in Great Britain. As a charity, the Tennis Foundation believes tennis should be a sport open to anyone and everyone, and sponsorship like this from ROMA helps us move further towards achieving that.”
Roma Sport is part of the Invamed group and specialises in high performance sports and active wheelchairs, with all chairs manufactured at their facility in Bridgend, South Wales.
Steve Hughes, Commercial Director for ROMA said:
“ROMA Sport is proud to sponsor the National Tennis Series and of its continued association with the Tennis Foundation. The National Series is fantastic for the development of wheelchair tennis within the UK and caters for many varying levels of participation which makes it an exciting and essential part of the sport.”
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Alongside the ROMA Sport National Wheelchair Tennis Series, the Tennis Foundation also manages thriving regional series’ for learning disability tennis and visually impaired tennis as part of a range of local, regional, national and international disability tennis competitions organised and supported by the charity.
The Tennis Foundation’s disability tennis competitions are part of its work to open up tennis to priority audiences of disabled people, young people in education and young people in lower socio-economic communities, making it possible for them to enjoy the many health and social benefits of the sport whilst maximising their potential.
To get in touch with the Tennis Foundation, find your nearest tennis session that caters for people who have a disability, or enter a disability tennis competition email firstname.lastname@example.org.