WHEELCHAIR & ADAPTIVE TENNIS
USTA Midwest offers top-notch programming and improvement opportunities to wheelchair and adaptive athletes of all ages and backgrounds. Visit our National USTA webpage for an overview of wheelchair tennis around the country. Plus, learn about the values and benefits seen with adaptive tennis programs in our Midwest community and beyond.
Midwest Wheelchair Tennis
Wheelchair tennis is one of the fastest growing wheelchair sports. There are several active USTA wheelchair tennis programs in the Midwest, giving persons with disabilities the opportunity to participate in activities with their peers and family, both able-bodied and disabled.
Wheelchair tennis players must have a medically diagnosed mobility-related disability, with a substantial or total loss of function in one or more extremities. Proficient wheelchair users can play and actively compete against stand-up players. ADVERTISEMENT Rules are the same as stand-up tennis except the wheelchair player is allowed two bounces of the ball.
- Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Programs Map and Contact Information
- Program and Individual Player Grants
- Wheelchair tennis facts
- Wheelchair tennis tip sheet
- New 2020 USTA Wheelchair Manual
Midwest Adaptive Tennis
USTA Midwest adaptive tennis recognizes three main categories: physical conditions or disabilities, developmental/cognitive conditions or disabilities and emotional or social conditions. We believe that everyone should benefit from the game of tennis.
Visit the links below for additional information about adaptive tennis.
Learn more about Adaptive Classification Categories:
Click here to learn more about Emotional/Social Conditions or Disabilities
Click here to learn more about Developmental/Intellecutal Conditions or Disabilities
Click here to learn more about Physical Conditions or Disabilities and Sensory Impairments
- Adaptive Tennis Overview
- Adaptive tennis facts
- Adaptive tennis tip sheet
- Best Practices
- Flyer Request for Hosting an Adaptive Event
Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Championships (July 9-12, 2020)
- Contact: Jennie Wassenaar
Cincinnati Wheelchair Tennis Open (August 14-16, 2020)
- Contact: email@example.com
MSU Spartan Showdown (August 29-30, 2020)
- Contact: Piotr Pasik
Chicago Wheelchair Classic (October 16-18, 2020)
- Contact: Melissa Kress
For more information, click here.