Greensboro, N.C. -- The Greensboro Tennis Foundation has started a great program that teaches people in wheelchairs how to play the game.
Starting in May, the GTF offers weekly Wheelchair Tennis Clinics on Thursday evenings for just $5 a class.
Betsy Eberhardt and Matt Fridell from the Greensboro Tennis Foundation joined WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain on the Good Morning Show to get the word out and recruit people of all ages and abilities to try the lessons out.
Fridell demonstrated how the sports chairs work and effectively allow for more movement than traditional wheelchairs. "In the clinics, we go over some of the basic tennis strokes such as forehand and backhand. And we work on movement," Fridell about the 2-hour sessions.
"We would love to have people who are maybe newly injured who would like to come out and try to find some recreational options for themselves," said Eberhardt. "We know that when you start playing you just enjoy life a lot more when you're in a sports chair and getting some more exercise."
The Greensboro Tennis Foundation's Wheelchair Tennis Clinics are on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hester Park Tennis Center located on 910 Ailanthus Street in Greensboro, NC.
The clinics are open to adults and children at all levels who have a variety of abilities. Contact Betsy Eberhardt at Betsy@greensborotennis.com or call (336) 698-5880 if you're interested in signing up or learning more information.