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.