River City Slam

June 11-13, 2021

Collegiate School

 

Sportable is proud to host the first annual River City Slam wheelchair tennis tournament, presented by The Abstract Athlete, in historic Richmond, Virginia June 11-13, 2021 at Collegiate School. Event registration is available now for $60 per player at Sportable.org. All proceeds will directly benefit Sportable’s mission to make sports accessible and inclusive in Virginia.

The USTA sanctioned event is open to all levels, including first-time players, in divisions A, B, C, D and Juniors. Collegiate School will host all matches on hard courts at the state-of-the-art Williams Bolletieri Tennis Center on its Robins Campus and thorough COVID-19 safety, socially distant, and robust sanitization protocols will be in place. Cash prizes will be awarded, courtesy of generous community support.

River City Slam is produced by Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club since 2005. Wheelchair tennis is one of more than 20 competitive and recreational sports programs offered by Sportable, a non-profit committed to creating opportunities and transforming lives through sport.

For more information about the River City Slam Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, including registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact Tournament Director Forrest Lodge at forrest@sportable.org or 804-340-2991.

Event Information

Entry Fees

$60 for Letter Players

$30 for Juniors

No charge for Coaches and Guests

**Entry fee does not include hotel accommodations**

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Entry Deadlines

All Division entries must be received by Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 5:59 PM. 

Host Hotel

River City Slam has partnered with 288 Travel and Richmond Region Tourism to secure ADA/accessible rooms at three hotels, all conveniently located less than 5 miles from the River City Slam tournament site. 

CLICK HERE to reserve your rooms

Juniors Wheelchair Tennis Camp with Shelby Baron

REGISTER NOW for a unique opportunity to learn from one of the top wheelchair tennis players in the country!

Shelby Baron, Paralympian and assistant coach for University of Alabama’s Wheelchair Tennis Team, will lead a three-day juniors wheelchair tennis camp, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, for players ages 5-18, in Richmond, VA June 11-13.

With an emphasis on fun, the camp will focus on teamwork and individual skill development for everyone from beginners to aspiring Paralympians. Participants will also have the opportunity to try out their new skills in unsanctioned match play throughout the event as part of the USTA sanctioned River City Slam wheelchair tennis tournament.

Cost: $30

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer support is needed with set up, check-in, hospitality, scorekeeping, etc. For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Forrest Lodge, Tournament Director, at forrest@sportable.org.

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Contact

Questions?

Sportable

Forrest Lodge, Tournament Director
forrest@sportable.org
804.340.2991

 

Question about the City of Richmond
Richmond Tourism
804.783.7450