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Wheelchair tennis player

UTSC's wheelchair tennis program is just one of the inclusive athletic opportunities offered by the campus.

UTSC leads the way in providing sports opportunities for students and members of the community with physical disabilities. Last summer the Department of Athletics & Recreation hosted Tennis Canada’s national certification course and seminar for wheelchair tennis coaches.

Meanwhile the UTSC Department of Athletics & Recreation is working with Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s high-performance junior development program to host tournaments and training opportunities.

This summer UTSC will host another national wheelchair tennis tournament, and the campus is being considered by Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games as the site for its tennis events. Meanwhile in September this year UTSC will become home to Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s high-performance junior development program.

These programs are just the beginning, notes Scott McRoberts, director of athletics and recreation at UTSC. “UTSC has a strong commitment to building inclusive programs for everybody. These recent successes demonstrate what we can do with just a little bit of investment, effort and collaboration.”

McRoberts works closely with his colleagues in the AccessAbility Services office to ensure that all new programs at UTSC are developed with accessibility in mind.