Wheelchair tennis follows the same rules of tennis, uses the same size court and same net height. The only alteration to the rules is that wheelchair tennis allows for the two-bounce rule.
Wheelchair tennis was founded in 1976 and is one of the fastest growing wheelchair sports in the world.
Wheelchair tennis integrates very easily with the able-bodied game since it can be played on any regular tennis court, with no modifications to the size of the court or the size of racquets or balls. The game follows traditional tennis rules, with the only exception being that the wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces of the ball.
Wheelchair tennis has been part of the Paralympic Games since 1992.
To be eligible to play or compete, a player must have a medically-diagnosed, permanent, mobility-related physical disability, which must result in a substantial loss of function in one or both lower extremities. Some examples are:
Ask your medical professional for more information or check out the 2015 ITF Rules & Regulations to see if you are eligible to play.
For further information on how to get started playing wheelchair tennis please contact [email protected].