10 Jul 2010

Brad Parks inducted into Hall of Fame


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Brad Parks, the pioneering founder of wheelchair tennis, became the the first wheelchair player to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, 10 July.

The 53-year-old American was one of seven inductees named by Hall of Fame chairman Christopher Clouser and president Tony Trabert in March this year.

The Induction Ceremony took place on the historic grass courts of Bill Talbert Center Court at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Parks was elected in the Contributor category, alongside the late Derek Hardwick, who was instrumental in the creation of Open tennis in 1968. Renowned Australian doubles pairing Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde are also among the 2010 inductees in the Recent Player Category, along with another former top doubles team, Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva, while 12-time Grand Slam tournament champion Owen Davidson has also been elected in the Master Player Category.

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