Athletes Without Limits Wins Bid to Host Inas Tennis World Championships in 2016
USA wins bid to host two INAS World Championships in 2016
INAS are pleased to announce the awarding of the 2016 INAS World Tennis Championships and 2016 INAS World Cross Country Championships to USA.
Barry Holman, Co-Founder of Athletes Without Limits, said “over the past five years Athletes Without Limits has taken US athletes to dozens of Inas championships. In 2014 alone, US athletes competed in six countries across three continents, bringing home two world championships, multiple national records and many personal best performances. We are very proud to bring anÂ Inas World Championships event to the United States for the first time.”
7th INAS World Tennis Championships
Bethany Beach, Delaware, United States will play host to 7th edition of the Inas World Tennis Championships in 2016.
The event will take place at Sea Colony Beach and Tennis Resort from 12 to 18 June 2016. Boasting some 34 tennis courts and voted 2012 US Tennis Association Outstanding Facility of the Year, the venue offers great facilities for the athletes to excel.
As hosts USA will be looking to build on their performances at the 2014 Inas World Tennis Championships in France where they picked up a gold in the Womenâ€™s Singles and a silver and bronze in the Mixed Doubles competitions.
Lesley Whitehead, Inas Tennis Director said â€œSea Colony Beach & Tennis Resort in Delaware, USA will be an excellent venue for the 2016 World Tennis Championships. I look forward to seeing many of our nations supporting this event which will provide excellent tennis competition for our players.â€
Inas is the International Federation for sport forÂ athletes with an intellectual disability within theÂ Paralympic movement and is the recognisedÂ member of the International ParalympicÂ Committee.Â It is a global organisation that manages theÂ eligibility process for intellectual disability sport,Â hosts an extensive programme of world andÂ regional championship competitions and,Â through its members and partnerÂ organisations, promotes inclusion in sportÂ around the world.Â Inasâ€™ vision is that athletes with anÂ intellectual disability across the WorldÂ have the opportunity to achieveÂ excellence in sport and high-levelÂ competition.Â Inas is a not-for-profit organisation registeredÂ in the UK (1144903).
Athletes Without Limits,Â the USA member organisation of Inas that help high-peformance athletes with intellectual impairment reach their highest level in sport.