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Tennis Schedule

Date Tournament Location
Aug. 27-Sept. 1 U.S. Open St. Louis, MO
Sept. 12-15 PTR Championships Hilton Head, SC
Oct. 11-13 Collegiate Nationals Tuscaloosa, AL
Mar. 13-16 Fab-U-Life Desert Classic

International Paralympic Games

In its history, UA Adaptive Athletics Program has sent 27 athletes and alumni to the Paralympic Games. With its first competition in Rome, Italy in 1960, the Paralympic Games provide elite competition for the world's best, most accomplished disabled athletes and athletes with impairment.

While this program has been well represented over the years at the Games, 2013 saw the highest presence of UA athletes:

About handcycling

The newest team to be added to the Adaptive Athletics program, handcycling is an emerging sport worldwide and is increasingly popular with athletes. Given Tucson’s vibrant cycling community, there are many opportunities to compete and ride recreationally including El Tour de Tucson, an annual event attracting cyclists worldwide.

About Track & Road Racing

Track & Road Racing has been a competitive team on campus since 1997. Today athletes participate in prominent road races and track events including: The Jim Click Run 'N' Roll, Gasparilla Distance Classic, Carlsbad 5,000, Bloomsday 12K, Arizona Distance Classic, Desert Challenge, and the Peachtree 10k, and the Paralympics. The team also competes in the National Track Championships. Training consists of a combination of road work, roller workouts, and practice at the UA track facility.

About tennis

The Wheelchair Tennis team has a long history on campus of producing top level athletes. Team members and alumni are regularly represented on World Team Cup and in the Paralympics. The team competes nationally in three tournaments per semester, including the Fab-U-Life Desert Classic, held annual in Tucson. The team practices three times per week and is expected to do strength and conditioning training three days per week.

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