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Paralympian visits 1936 (Newton) Squadron

Article posted: Jun 20, 2011 by Sqn Ldr Pass

On Monday 13th June 2011 David Phillipson, United Kingdom Wheelchair Tennis Player together with his Dad CI Mike Phillipson, made a presentation to Newton Cadets on his experience in the UK Paralympic Team in Beijing (2008) and his life as a Professional Wheelchair Tennis Player.

David in action

The idea of the presentation was instigated by CI Mike Phillipson to help create awareness of the sport and to support David, who lives locally in Bingham, in his bid for a Medal at the forthcoming Paralympics in London, next year (2012).

The presentation covered all aspects of the sport including its initial beginnings in the USA, the international tennis tour, specialised wheel chairs, rules and its participation within the Grand Slams such as Wimbledon.

David was thanked by OC Flt Lt J. Hudson on behalf of the Squadron and wished him well for 2012.

By WO R.C. Phillips
1936 Squadron MCO & WWO