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
|VIC||National Academy – VIC||National Tennis Centre,
Olympic Blvd / Batman Ave
Melbourne, VIC, 3001
|Greg Crump||(03) 9914 4268|
Find a Coach
|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|
|Marco Persi||1. Clarinda Tennis Club
2. Sacred Heart Tennis Club
|0413 948 844|
|Vicky Lee||Doncaster Tennis Club||Doncaster||0403 129 648|
|John Hampson||1. Bundoora Tennis Club
2. Diamond Valley Baptist Tennis Club
3. Eastern Golf Club
4. Keon Park Tennis Club
2. Diamond Creek
|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
|0403 433 750|
|Stephen Storer||Bendigo Tennis Centre||Bendigo|
|Ryan Palfrey||Essendon Tennis Club||Essendon||0400 144 454|
|John Paci||1. Nothbury Tennis Club
2. Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre
|0433 514 441|
Check out the Wheelchair Tennis calendar and Australian Wheelchair rankings here.