PARA/ADAPTIVE STANDING TENNIS
Para-Standing Tennis or Adaptive Standing Tennis is for people with physical disabilities who want to play tennis without using a wheelchair. This includes people with amputations, acquired brain injuries, cerebral palsy, people who are short statured etc.
This growing pathway is now recognised by the ITF and various national tennis federations, with players in over 21 different countries and an increasing list of tournaments all over the world.
Tennis Australia has piloted Para Standing Tennis alongside a wheelchair tennis tournament in Sydney and will continue to offer playing opportunities across Australia.
If you are interested in finding out more please complete this expression of interest form.
The newly formed Para Standing international body have proposed the following Classification:
Upper limb disability or similar impairment, such as cerebral palsy with limited mobility impact. 1 bounce allowed
Below knee amputee or cerebral palsy with similar mobility level. 1 bounce allowed
Above knee amputee, double-arm impairment, or cerebral palsy with more severe mobility issues. 2 bounces allowed
Short stature or impairment with similar impact on mobility. 2 bounces allowed
Find out more:
Further information: PST Classification Summary – Google Docs
Find out what’s happening in schools – coming soon
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