Wheelchair Tennis

You don’t have to be in a wheelchair to play Wheelchair Tennis. To find more about Wheelchair tennis and classification/minimum disability click HERE.

Wheelchair tennis can easily be played against able-bodied players, families and friends. Wheelchair tennis can also play doubles with able-bodied players. The relevant doubles partner and opposition team members will abide by tennis/ association/ tournament rules.  Any player using a wheelchair will follow the association rules with the following exemptions:

1: The Two Bounce Rule

The wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces of the ball (in both singles and doubles format). The player must return the ball before it bounces a third time. The second bounce can be either in or out of the court boundaries.

2: The Wheelchair

The wheelchair is considered part of the body and all applicable rules, which apply to a player’s body, shall apply to the wheelchair.

A complete list of wheelchair tennis rules can be found here (please refer to page 116).

Find a venue

State Coach

State Venue Location Coach Contact
VIC National Academy – VIC National Tennis Centre,
Olympic Blvd / Batman Ave
Melbourne, VIC, 3001
Greg Crump (03) 9914 4268

Find a Coach

Name Venue Suburb Contact
Anthony Bonarcurso Tennis World Melbourne 0419 004 014
Lawrence Gileno Hume Tennis and Community Centre Craigeburn 0422 443 099
David Theuma Sunbury Tennis Club Sunbury 0411 312 744
Aleksei Barnikov Mornington Tennis Centre Mornington 0403 354 205
Madison Sanders Tennis World Melbourne 0457 124 277
Marco Persi 1. Clarinda Tennis Club
2. Sacred Heart Tennis Club
1. Clarinda
2. Oakleigh
0413 948 844
Vicky Lee Doncaster Tennis Club Doncaster 0403 129 648
John Hampson 1. Bundoora Tennis Club
2. RMIT (Bundoora) Sports Centre
3. Eastern Golf Club
4. Keon Park Tennis Club

5. Templestowe Park TC

1. Bundoora
2. Diamond Creek
3. Yering
4. Reservoir 5.Templestowe
0419 188 908
Madison Sanders Tennis World Melbourne Park 0457 124 277
Steven Riley 1. Airport West Tennis Club
2. Belvedere Tennis Club
3. Corpus Chriti Tennis Club
1. Airport West
2. Seaford
3. Glenroy
0403 433 750
Stephen Storer Bendigo Tennis Centre Bendigo 0419 411 780
Ash Richardson Essendon Tennis Club Essendon 0422 240 269
Ryan Palfrey Essendon Tennis Club Essendon 0400 144 454
Rob Hilbig Dandenong Tennis Club Dandenong 0416 758 107
Saifon Love Geelong Lawn Tennis Club Geelong 0474 114 431
John Paci St Johns Catholic Tennis Club Heidelberg 0433 514 441

Check out the Wheelchair Tennis calendar and Australian Wheelchair rankings here.

To find out about Development Hubs or Wheelchair Tennis Programs in your area contact [email protected] or your local Club Development Officer.