Australian Wheelchair Tennis Champion Coming to Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s first ever tennis coaching clinic for people with disabilities will run this week from Monday 2nd August to Friday 6th August at the tennis courts at Stad.  The Australian National Coach Greg Crump will come to Vanuatu to run the clinics.  Michael Dobbie, an Australian Wheelchair Tennis champion is also planning to participate in the clinic. 

Michael has represented Australia at 5 Wheelchair Tennis World Cups and the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.  He is currently training at Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open, focusing on his goal of representing Australia at the 2012 London Paralympics.  

Michael is the winner of both the singles and doubles in the 2009 Oceania Paralympic Championships

“Having Michael participate in the clinic will be a huge opportunity for our players.  It will show us the elite level that wheelchair athletes can compete at and help our local wheelchair athletes” said  Andrew Bynon, Australian VIDA Volunteer, an Australian Government initiative.

The coaching clinic has been made possible by the hard work of Ecole de Tennis Port Vila, the Vanuatu Tennis Federation and the Vanuatu Paralympic Committee and is supported by the Cercle Sportif, the International Tennis Federation and the Oceania Tennis Federation.


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