5: Let's Talk About Tennis' Classification Issue


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As the debate over 'classification' in wheelchair tennis rumbles on, player, journalist and Baseline Media contributor Gemma Stevenson and former Great Britain men’s national coach and ex-ITF wheelchair tennis manager Mark Bullock discuss the wheelchair tennis landscape with host Andrew Raeburn.
Gemma explains the IPC’s revised classifications and how it will create a glass ceiling which will prevent some players from competing at an international level, including a number of Paralympians.
Mark expresses his concerns over how it will impact the growth of wheelchair tennis but foresees a time when wheelchair and non-disabled players might compete together.
You can watch our wheelchair video content here:
Wheelchair Tennis Explained: https://youtu.be/Oxl1HOKZXXM
Wheels in Motion: https://youtu.be/8UE6oMuuA28
Tennis' Classification Issue: https://youtu.be/pWES0EucKT

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