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Wheelchair Tennis

Lawn Tennis Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@lta.org.uk
Contact Telephone
020 8487 7000

Get Involved

WheelPower Junior Sports Camp

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 (09:30 - 14:30)

What is Wheelchair Tennis?

One of the fastest growing wheelchair sports in the world, wheelchair tennis integrates very easily with the non-disabled game since it can be played on any regular tennis court, with no modifications to rackets or balls. Wheelchair tennis players are allowed two bounces of the ball and can easily play against other wheelchair tennis players, as well as alongside or against non-disabled friends and family.

One of the biggest myths about wheelchair tennis is that you have to use a chair in your everyday life in order to be eligible to play. In actual fact, the game is open to anyone with a physical disability including, but by no means limited to, spinal injuries, spina bifida, limb loss, hyper mobility and cerebral palsy.

Involvement

There are opportunities to enter tournaments from beginner level right up to the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, where the world's top players compete in three divisions - men, women and quad, which is for those with a disability in three or more limbs.

The Tennis Foundation Wheelchair Tennis Development Series caters for players of all abilities and is the entry-level tier of tournaments for wheelchair players in Great Britain. Development Series tournaments are open to absolutely anyone who would like to compete and there are plenty of other local events too.

Equipment

You can get started in a day chair (if you use one) but you will find movement around the court improves when using a tennis chair as they are specifically designed for that purpose with an anti-tip wheel at the back and the side wheels being on an angle to help with changing direction.

There are tennis chairs available at all centres supported by the Tennis Foundation or you can contact the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust to apply for a grant to purchase your own.

Campaigns

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

Partners

  • Sport England
    Active Leicester
    Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Equality Standard
    County Sport Network
    Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding
  • NWL LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    O&W LSA
    Harborough LSA

Partners

  • Sport England
    Charnwood LSA
  • County Sport Network
    Blaby LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • H&B LSA
    Active Rutland
  • NWL LSA
    Safeguarding
  • O&W LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Active Leicester