USTA Midwest Tennis
Wheelchair & Adaptive
Wheelchair tennis is one of the fastest growing wheelchair sports. There are several active 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. Rules are the same as stand-up tennis except the wheelchair player is allowed two bounces of the ball.
- USTA Midwest Section Wheelchair Tennis Programs and Contacts
- Program and Individual Player Grants
- Wheelchair tennis facts
- Wheelchair tennis tip sheet
USTA adaptive tennis recognizes three main categories: physical conditions or disabilities, developmental/cognative coniditions or disabilities and emotional or social conditions. ADVERTISEMENT Visit the links below for additional information about adaptive tennis.