Wheelchair Tennis is one of the fastest growing wheelchair sports in the world, it integrates very easily with the non-disabled game since it can be played on any regular tennis court, with no modifications to rackets or balls.
Need To Know More
For any sports-related enquiries please contact Liz Terry at the Tennis Foundation.
Why should you watch this
Wheelchair tennis players are allowed two bounces of the ball and can easily play against other wheelchair tennis players, as well as alongside or against non-disabled friends and family.
There are opportunities to enter tournaments from beginner level right up to the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, where the worlds top players compete in three divisions – men, women and quad (Quad category is for those with a disability in three or more limbs.)
Did you know…?
- One of the biggest myths about wheelchair tennis is that you have to use a chair in everyday life in order to be eligible to play.
- In actual fact the game is open to anyone with a physical disability including, but by no means limited to, spinal injuries, spina bifida, limb loss, hyper mobility and cerebral palsy.
How it Works
There will be five teams representing England North, England South, Scotland, Ulster and Wales competing in the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2016 School Games.
All players shall be under 18 years of age at the commencement of the Competition
- Individual Event for Boys Singles and Girls Singles with main draw and play-off matches throughout the weekend and medal matches on the final day.
- Boys and Girls Doubles which includes main draw and play-off matches.
- Match format for singles is 2 short sets with a match tie break for the 3rd set.
- Match format for all doubles events is 2 short sets with a match tie break for the 3rd set.
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