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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Tennis
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Parking Area, Ramps, Front Desk Reception

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Certification:USPTA Wheelchair Certification Intructors (4)

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    7 tennis wheelchairs, extra rackets, balls

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Wheelchair tennis is one of the fastest growing and most challenging of all wheelchair sports. To meet this demand, the USTA Kentucky offers tennis programs geared towards the wheelchair player.

The rules for wheelchair tennis are the same with the only exception being the wheelchair player is allowed two bounces (if needed) of the ball (the first being in play).

Wheelchair tennis provides persons with disabilities the opportunity to share in activities with their peers and family, whether able-bodied or disabled. Playing wheelchair tennis adds to socialization and the normalization of those with disabilities. Proficient wheelchair users are allowed to play and compete against stand-up players and in USA League Tennis.

A wheelchair tennis player must have a medically diagnosed, mobility-related disability, with a substantial or total loss of function in one or more extremities. A wheelchair tennis player must master the game of tennis and incorporate the mobility use of the wheelchair. Learning mobility on the court is exciting and challenging, and helps build strength and cardiovascular ability.