(Vancouver, B.C) - BC Wheelchair Sports is pleased to announce that two-time Paralympian Sarah Hunter has been named the new BC Provincial Wheelchair Tennis coach. Sarah will be leading BC’s Provincial Wheelchair Tennis Program and coaching BCWSA’s Sunday Wheelchair Tennis Lessons at the Surrey Tennis Centre.
One of Canada's most decorated wheelchair tennis players, Sarah’s wheelchair tennis career began at BCWSA's first Bridging the Gap Have-A-Go Day. She went on to become the No. 1-ranked player in Canada for 13 years (2001-2013) in the quad division and won the Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships a record 17 times.
Internationally, Sarah was a member of Canada’s National High-Performance Training program for the entirety of her playing career, representing Canada at the World Team Cup for 14 years. She reached a career-high ITF ranking of world No. 2 in singles in 2003, matched it in doubles two years later and remains the highest-ranked Canadian ever in wheelchair tennis.
Sarah is looking forward to using her experience to help develop the next generation of wheelchair tennis players in BC.
She can be reached by email at email@example.com