Wheelchair sport has new director

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Jarvis will become the focal point of all wheelchair sports including basketball and tennis and JSAD president Paul Patterson said he was delighted that Jarvis has accepted the new role in the Association.

‘Nick really is an inspiration to wheelchair athletes,’ he said.

‘It is JSAD’s aim to increase the availabilty of playing time for our existing members, and to introduce new sports and to encourage new members to join.’ Jarvis, himself, has been active in wheelchair sport for the last 12 years.

For three years he played wheelchair basketball with the Bristol Pirates, and in 2005 he bame the national C-division wheelchair tennis champion, before going on to win the national B-division doubles trophy earlier this year.

On hearing the news, LTA Tennis Development Officer for the Channel Islands, Hugh Raymond, said that ‘it was great news for wheelchair sports’ adding that tennis coach Rebecca Edwards will be going to the UK on a three-day wheelchair tennis course at the end of September before the LTA run a wheelchair tennis tournament at Les Ormes on 17 November.

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