Six Ontario Athletes to Compete in Wheelchair Tennis National Championships
Team Ontario headed to Montréal to contend for national titles
The Ontario Para Network wishes the best of luck to the six Ontario athletes who will be competing this weekend at the 2021 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships. This event will mark the participants’ first opportunity to return to the national stage since 2019 as last year’s championships were cancelled due the COVID-19 pandemic.
Looking to defend their national titles will be reigning Women’s Singles champion Anne-Marie Dolinar and Quad Singles champion Rob Shaw. Shaw recently made his Paralympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games, where he was Canada’s sole representative on the tennis court.
A total of 24 players will be competing in this year’s event and Ontario will see athletes in action in four of the five events – Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Quad Singles, and Men’s Doubles.
Candice Combdon (Springwater)
Shawn Courchesne (Brampton)
Anne-Marie Dolinar (Deep River)
Marko Golic (Oakville)
Gary Luker (Stoney Creek)
Rob Shaw (North Bay)
Joining Team Ontario in Montréal will be coaches Michele May and Brian Ma.
The tournament runs from November 4-7, 2021 at the IGA Stadium in Montréal, QC and is hosted by Tennis Canada and Parasports Québec. For tournament information, draws, and results, visit https://wheelchairtennis.ca/information
About the Ontario Para Network
Formerly known as the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association, our mission at the Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is to grow opportunities for participation in adaptive sports across Ontario. As the governing body for wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis in the province, we strive to offer opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in recreational, competitive, and high performance programs. We lead, develop, support and advocate for athletes, coaches and volunteers to build strong and inclusive sport communities. We also deliver extensive outreach and education programs targeting schools as well as individuals and clinicians at rehabilitation hospitals and the broader health care sector.