Wheelchair tennis is one of 15 competitive and recreational sports provided by Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club. Sportable has created opportunities and transformed the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport since 2005. By fostering a fun, inclusive, competitive, and accessible environment, Sportable transforms the lives of athletes and frees them to see beyond their disabilities, enhances their peer relationships, and helps them to reach their personal finish line. For more information about Sportable, please visit Sportable.org.
Forrest Lodge, Sportable Honored
RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, August 4, 2021) – Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, is proud to announce that Program Manager, Forrest Lodge earned the 2021 “USTA Mid-Atlantic Creates” Provider Champion Award. The award honors Lodge’s and Sportable’s commitment to wheelchair tennis and the growth of the sport on a national level.
“We are incredibly proud of Forrest for his leadership of the Sportable wheelchair tennis program,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “To be recognized by USTA Mid-Atlantic as a leader in the sport is a tremendous honor and is a true testament to the hard work that Forrest and the Sportable staff, volunteers, coaches, and sponsors put into providing a top-class experience for wheelchair tennis players in our community and beyond. We are grateful for the opportunity to bring a spotlight to adaptive sports in RVA.”
Each year, USTA Mid-Atlantic honors its members, players, providers, and organizers that support and grow tennis in the Section and are excelling at many levels to go above and beyond for tennis and the well-being of others. This year, USTA Mid-Atlantic turned to the tennis community to nominate outstanding individuals and community providers for the “USTA Mid-Atlantic Creates” awards, receiving more than 120 nominations over the three-week nomination period.
10th Anniversary Sportable Tailgate
Sportable, Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, is proud to host the 10th Anniversary Sportable Tailgate, presented by Dominion Energy. This year’s event will pay homage to the inaugural Tailgate, hosted in 2012, with a series of celebrations from September 17 through October 3. Sportable’s signature fundraising event will unite the community with a goal to raise critical funds and awareness for Sportable’s mission to make sports accessible and inclusive for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments.