Push to Walk Receives Funding from USPTA for Adaptive Tennis Program

Push to Walk, a non-profit organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and paralysis, received funding from United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) for an adaptive tennis program.

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After an injury, clients sometimes are nervous to attempt new tasks not in their comfort zone, so we provide a safe environment when we hold events like this.

Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) January 31, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014, Push to Walk held the first of three adaptive tennis demos at Fairfield Racquet Club in Fairfield, NJ. Karla Ruaya, currently Push to Walk’s Adaptive Sports Coordinator and a former trainer, initiated a funding request and received a grant from the USPTA. Karla was joined by two other tennis instructors, four Push to Walk clients, and several Push to Walk staff members. During the two hours of court time, clients performed different drills to work on technique and were given the opportunity to volley the ball to get a feel for the game.

The non-profit is known for its exercise program, but that is not Push to Walk’s only focus. “It is important that we introduce our clients to a variety of activities to promote healthy and active lifestyles outside of the gym. After an injury, clients sometimes are nervous to attempt new tasks not in their comfort zone, so we provide a safe environment when we hold events like this,” said Push to Walk President, Cynthia Templeton. Dates for the additional two events in this series will be announced at a later date.

Push to Walk uses exercise trainers certified in methods known to help people regain strength, function and independence and provide one-on-one workouts to their clients. This program is unique to the area and is the only one in New York/New Jersey.

Donation opportunities are available on the Push to Walk website: http://www.pushtowalknj.org. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at (862) 200-5848 or slajam(at)pushtowalknj(dot)org.

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About Push to Walk

Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. It is the only program of its kind in the New York- New Jersey area. Push to Walk’s rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. A 501(C)3 non-profit, Push to Walk is located in Riverdale, New Jersey. Visit http://www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more.


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  • Stephanie Lajam
    Push to Walk
    +1 (862) 200-5848
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