March 1, 2019
Everyone can play the sport of tennis, with the appropriate equipment. People of any age, environment, condition or ability are invited to enjoy the game.
We have everything you need to develop or grow your program, including grants, program curricula, scholarships, coaching opportunities and much more.
Register Your Program
Connecting players with programs to meet their needs is top priority, and registering is easy to do and free of charge. Click here to register.
For a list of existing programs, click here.
Start Your Program
If you are thinking of starting an Adaptive Tennis program and need local assistance, contact a tennis representative, also known as a section contact. They can effectively answer questions on a wide range of topics, including financing and education materials.
For a list of section contacts, click here.ADVERTISEMENT
For Adaptive tennis curricula, click here.
You can also contact the national office for opportunities on (914) 696-7000.
Grants are awarded to adaptive tennis programs each year. The grants provide necessary funds for blossoming tennis programs to grow bigger and provide better service to their communities. The grant applications usually become available in March with an April deadline for submitting. Mark your calendars to revisit this site at that time to get in on this amazing opportunity.
(To apply for the 2019 Adaptive Tennis Grant, please click here.)
National Adaptive Championship
The National Adaptive Committee has created an annual National Adaptive Championship which takes place at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. This is a Unified Doubles tournament pairing an athlete who has special needs with a partner who does not. Eleven sections will have qualifier tournaments this year and send their top teams to Florida for the Championship on Oct. 11-13.
Should you be interested in participating or perhaps organizing a tournament for your section, please contact the Diversity & Inclusion Manager in your section.
Adaptive Tennis Award
The annual Adaptive Tennis Award recognizes a program that has demonstrated continued excellence, dedication, and service in tennis for individuals with disabilities.
A program must have had three years of active involvement providing tennis to individuals with disabilities to be eligible for the award, which is presented at the USTA semi-annual meeting during the US Open in early September. Nomination forms are usually available in March with an April deadline for submitting. In the meantime, check out articles on past winners, and mark your calendars to return to this site in the spring to nominate an outstanding candidate.
To keep up with news and notes from the USTA Adaptive Tennis committee, click here.