Wheelchair tennis is a Paralympic sport that mirrors the traditional sport and can be played by anyone with a physical disability, even if they do not normally use a wheelchair. This program ends with a skill showcase to demonstrate new skills. Learn more about scholarships here.
Coaches offer techniques and training to increase athlete’s endurance and improve tennis stroke technique. All equipment and sports chairs are provided for participants in the program.
- Must only have a physical disability
- Successful tryout or recommendation by staff
- Possess the skill and desire to compete at a higher level
- Must be able to comprehend and retain rules and skills, and then build upon them from week to week
- 1:1 support is not provided, so must be able to train, compete, function in a group setting and follow the coach’s directions without volunteer assistance
- Athletes can be ambulatory or use assistive devices such as crutches, a walker, or wheelchair
- Must be able to demonstrate a forward and back hand stroke
- Frequent water breaks will be taken, but must be able to withstand heat and outside weather conditions