Team BC compete at the 2019 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships
massive-dev | October 31, 2019
Team BC is in Montreal competing at the 2019 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships. Provincial team coach Sarah Hunter leads a small but mighty team of three athletes who are all hoping to bring home a title.
Thomas Venos (Anmore) is having an outstanding year on the tennis court and is the #1 seed in Men’s Singles after finishing as the runner-up last year. The 20-year-old is currently ranked 86th in the world and recently represented Canada at Parapan Am Games in Lima, Peru.
One of Venos’ main challengers will be his own teammate. Barry Henderson (Mission) has had a breakout year. He’s risen more than 150 spots in the ITF rankings and has established himself as a threat to win a national title.
The 1-2 punch of Venos and Henderson will be teaming up in Men’s Doubles as the top-seeded pair. This summer, the duo captured the Men’s Doubles title at the ITF Futures Kamloops Legacy Games Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.
Kirsten Sharp (Vancouver) is another #1 seed from BC. After finishing in 2nd last year, she’s in search of her first Canadian crown. Sharp recently captured her first ITF Singles title at the Canberra Open in September. She’ll pair up with Ontario’s Candice Combdon in Doubles.