B-Adaptive Foundation (BAF) will co-host “Wheelchair Tennis
Global Challenge” with Japan Wheelchair Sports Association.
This will be BAF’s second event following “JTB Wheelchair
Tennis Summer Challenge” held in July, 2017.
This time, BAF will invite 4 junior wheelchair tennis players selected
by Japan Wheelchair Sports Association from Japan, and a few others from Canada
and the United States to Los Angeles, CA and have them play the international
This will be an international exchange event featuring
players from three countries held in Los Angeles, the host city of 2028
Paralympic games, and all participating players are teenagers and hopeful to be
playing at the 2028 games.
The invited players will soon start competing
internationally, and BAF hopes that they will benefit by being exposed to their
future rivals at the global stage. BAF will also prepare various opportunities
especially for the players from Japan to gain experiences to acknowledge that
their potential is unlimited.
Lastly, there will be an opportunity for the local community
to interact with the players to experience and learn the people with
disabilities and adaptive sports.
“Wheelchair Tennis Global Challenge” is comprised of the
followings. More details will be
announced as determined.
Qualification event in Japan
Date: Saturday, October 21st,
Venue: Club Magi-no,
Ryugasaki-city, Ibaraki, Japan
Qualification event organized by Japan
Wheelchair Sports Association to select players
Players are selected based on various factors on
and off the tennis court.
“Wheelchair tennis global challenge” featuring
the international exhibition matches by junior wheelchair tennis players from the
U.S., Canada, and Japan.
Date: From January 2nd to January 8th, 2018
Location: Los Angeles, CA
International wheelchair tennis matches played
by junior players from Canada, Japan and the United States. Games are scheduled
on January 6th and 7th.
The interaction with players in the same
generation from other countries gives each participant more benefits. BAF would
also like players to learn the different environments surrounding people with
disabilities by each country.
For players from Japan, BAF hopes that players
are exposed to the infrastructures and social environment where people with
disabilities can enjoy the wide variety of activities.
BAF would also like to create the opportunity
for local community to interact with the players so that they can learn and the
environmental difference between Japan and the U.S.