Wheelchair Tennis Tourney Takes Place in QC

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Several Quad City athletes are redefining how the game of tennis is played.

On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, the QCA Adaptive Sports Association helds its 2nd Annual Wheelchair Tennis Tournament at the Quad City Tennis Club in Moline.

Players could compete by themselves in singles or they could play doubles with an able-bodied teammate.

Participants say it's challenging to play the sport in a wheelchair, but it's also fun to show what they can do.

"I was a really big fan of ping pong and pickleball and things like that and I thought I was fairly good at it so tennis is something I've always wanted to try and I guess learn and get better at," said Dylan Campbell, who participated in the tournament.

The QCA Adaptive Sports Association is a non-profit organization. The group also participates and organizes softball, basketball, volleyball, rowing, and water skiing events.