Richmond Welcomes Jason Harnett, USTA National Manager, Wheelchair Tennis

Richmond Welcomes Jason Harnett, USTA National Manager, Wheelchair Tennis

Jason Harnett may not be a household name, but he is a well-respected coach among wheelchair tennis players.  Jason is the USTA National Manager and Head Coach of Team USA. He coached the US Teams to nine BNP Paribas World Team Cup World Championships and fourteen finals.  In 2015, Jason led the US Junior Team to their first World Team Cup Championship in 15 years and repeated that achievement in 2017.  He has had similar successes at the Paralympic Games and the Parapan American Games.  He is a USPTA Elite Professional and USTA High Performance Coach. 

Jason will be conducting a Wheelchair Tennis Masters Clinic at Salisbury Country Club on Sunday, February 23 from12-3 pm.  The Masters Clinic is targeted for tennis players who have tournament experience.  Seven Richmond area wheelchair tennis players promptly registered when the clinic was announced.  With one player from West Virginia and one from northern Virginia, the clinic is now full.  We welcome spectators, and Salisbury has a comfortable upstairs viewing area. We want to thank Salisbury CC for donating court time.  We invite all interested individuals to come and watch Jason Harnett’s Wheelchair Tennis Masters Clinic.

Jason is in Virginia to help Virginia Tech start a wheelchair tennis program.  He will be in Blacksburg on Saturday, February 22 from 1-3 pm to conduct an “all comers” clinic.  All comers’ clinics invite players with any level of wheelchair tennis experience, from advanced to none.

For another chance to watch wheelchair tennis, consider attending Friday Night Lights at Salisbury Country Club on Friday, February 21.  A short wheelchair exhibition match will be part of the program. 

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