What’s in the Game?
Wheelchair tennis a sport played in a wheelchair designed to provide great maneuverability and ability to change direction quickly. Adapted from the able-bodied game for those who have impairment in their lower limbs, tennis provides the perfect challenge for individuals looking for a sport requiring strategy and focus.
The size of the court, ball, and racket in both games remain the same in the sport, but there are two major differences between the sports. The first is the specially designed chair, and the second is the allowance for the ball to bounce twice and still remain in play. The second bounce can also occur outside of normal court boundaries, however, many skilled wheelchair tennis players only need one bounce to return the ball.
There are three categories of wheelchair tennis: Men, Ladies, and Quads. The Quads category is for people with quadriplegia.
How to Get Involved
To become an athlete make sure you register as a member with WSA.
Please contact our Technical Director, Barb Adamson at email@example.com, for more information about Wheelchair Tennis.
If you would like to register for an intro to Wheelchair Tennis Development Camp or would like more information about our Sport Wheelchair Loan Program, please contact our Technical Director, Barb Adamson, via email or by phone.n about our Sport Wheelchair Loan Program, please contact our Technical Director, Barb Adamson, via email or by phone.
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