Adaptive and Wheelchair Tennis Programs

Adaptive Tennis

Adaptive tennis is about accommodating the way tennis is played and taught for the unique needs of players with differing abilities. Tennis is a sport for everyone. Adaptive tennis emphasizes inclusivity by providing everyone, including those with disabilities, the opportunity to play, have fun and fall in love with our lifetime sport.


Adaptive Tennis Lessons

Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet & Fitness Club


Buddy Up Tennis for Down Syndrome

Evanston and Naperville


Training for Special Olympics Competition

Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet & Fitness Club 

Special Olympics Illinois Tennis – Normal


Learn more about Adaptive Tennis here.


Wheelchair Tennis

The USTA is dedicated to providing top-flight programming and developmental opportunities to wheelchair athletes of all ages and backgrounds. The goal, above all else, is for the athletes to learn the sport of tennis and have fun.


Some of the finest athletes in the world are a part of our game. You can be a part of it, too.  We have a complete pathway from youth and high school (Net Generation) through collegiate play and beyond.


The USTA also sanctions wheelchair tennis tournaments throughout the country, providing play opportunities for all skill levels. One of these sanctioned tournaments takes place in the Chicago District each fall at Centre Court Althletic Club.  This year’s Chicago Mini Wheelchair Classic takes place on Saturday, October 3, 2020. View details here.


In addition, wheelchair tennis players can earn a national ranking to ensure they're matched with players of a similar skill level, and there are opportunities for players to represent the U.S. in international competitions, from the Paralympics to the Parapan Am Games.


CDTA organizations dedicated to wheelchair and adaptive tennis are:

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association



Hosts of the annual GLASA Chicago Wheelchair Classic


AC Nielsen Tennis Center

530 Hibbard Rd

Winnetka, IL 60093

GLASA Saturday Wheelchair Tennis Clinics 2-4 pm

Contact: Paul Moran




Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

511 North Fairbanks Mezzanine

Chicago, IL 60611

Contact: Derek Daniels




Learn more about Wheelchair Tennis here.
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