INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION 2021 FEMALE JUNIOR WHEELCHAIR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The International Tennis Federation has named Gaila Fosbinder as the 2021 Junior Female Wheelchair Tennis Player of the Year. Gaila competed in the 2021 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Sardinia, Italy as well as had a career-high ranking of world No. 10 this year. She is a regular player with Wheel Serve Charlotte during her breaks/summers as she is currently attending Virginia Tech and playing on their collegiate wheelchair tennis team.
USTA SOUTHERN 2021 WHEELCHAIR TENNIS EXCELLENCE AWARD
USTA Southern has recognized Kelly Flouhouse with the 2021 Wheelchair Tennis Excellence Award. This award honors someone in the Southern Section that demonstrates outstanding community service, on-court ability, event organization and overall promotion of wheelchair tennis. In addition to being Co-Executive Director of Wheel Serve NC, Kelly plays weekly with Wheel Serve Charlotte.
2020 USTA NATIONAL GRASSROOTS GRANT
Wheel Serve NC was honored to receive a $3,000 grant by USTA National. This annual grant is given to organizations that promote and develop the growth of the game. Wheel Serve NC utilized these funds to become the first-known 501c3 wheelchair tennis community tennis association in the United States. Its our mission to grow, promote and support wheelchair tennis in North Carolina.
USTA NC 2019 ADAPTIVE TENNIS AWARD
Rod Spence and Gary Workman (posthumously) were awarded the 2019 USTA NC Adaptive Tennis Award for their longstanding commitment, passion and mentorship to the sport of wheelchair tennis as part of the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program in Charlotte, NC.
2019 PTR WHEELCHAIR PROFESSIONAL
Taylor Wingate was named the 2019 PTR Wheelchair Professional of the Year for his commitment to the sport as a professional coach. Taylor serves as one of the tennis instructors for the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program in Charlotte, NC as well as participates with the Rollin' Rackets in Rock Hill, SC.
USTA NC 2018 ADAPTIVE TENNIS AWARD
Helen Leonard was awarded the 2018 USTA NC Adaptive Tennis Award for her years of service as a volunteer for the ASAP tennis program in Charlotte, NC. This award recognizes a program or individual that has demonstrated continued excellence, dedication, and service in tennis for individuals with disabilities.