Caribbean / U.S. Virgin Islands

Wheelchair Tennis:

Tips and Tools for Coaches


April 15, 2019

On April 12 and 13, 2019, Jason Allen, manager of the wheelchair tennis programs of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), visited the Caguas Sports Complex in order to offer a workshop for coaches and teachers.


18 participants had the opportunity to learn about teaching techniques for the wheelchair tennis population, as well as strategies to integrate them into classes with regular students. It was an enriching experience for the Caribbean Section to be the first time this workshop is presented. The USTA as objective wants that athletes learn the sport of tennis and have fun.


The workshop began on Friday with the theoretical part, where rules, modifications, and adaptations were discussed.


 On Saturday, in addition to the practical and theoretical workshop, a free clinic was offered to participants in wheelchairs followed by an exhibition match with local wheelchair players. 



This and other initiatives that drive the USTA seeks to promote physical activity with the sport of tennis as a tool and the inclusion to build healthy and stronger communities, proving that tennis is for everyone and for a lifetime.


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