Missouri Valley / Iowa

Free Wheelchair Tennis Lessons

Tammy Arbuckle | February 27, 2020

Wheelchair Tennis is growing quickly, with an increasing number of wheelchair athletes taking to the court. Played the same way as able-bodied tennis, the only exception being a wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces of the ball. Central/Western Iowa and Eastern Iowa will each be holding 6 lessons this spring, coached by certified tennis professionals.


We reached out to Nicole Berger, tennis professional at Lifetime Athletic asking about her experience in making a difference in the USTA wheelchair program.


“I have been a wheelchair tennis USPTA Certified Coach for over 10 years, volunteering my time and supplies to World Access Project, World Access Project supplies used, and refurbished mobility equipment to people with disabilities throughout Mexico,” she said. “I have traveled to Mexico to help put on wheelchair tennis camps with World Access Project in the past and am excited to bring my experience to better serve Central/Western Iowa." 


We invite both youth (age 6+) and adult wheelchair athletes to take lessons. Tennis balls and racquets will be provided and wheelchairs will be available if needed. Join us to learn the sport of tennis, develop your skills and have fun.


Lessons will be held in these two locations at the following times:


Lifetime Fitness

11911 Hickman Rd.

Urbandale, IA 50323


Tennis Pro: Nicole Berger

5:30-7:00 p.m.

April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22 & 29


Eastern Iowa:

Hawkeye Tennis & Rec Center

2820 Prairie Meadow Dr

Iowa City, IA 52245

Tennis Pro: Fred Pedersen

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

April 10, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15 & May 22


Register today by contacting Nicole Berger, USPTA, nberger@lt.life or John Terpkosh, jterpkosh@movalley.usta.com.



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