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WHEELCHAIR TENNIS IN THE MIDWEST

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WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

 

USTAFYIGalt_Wheelchair_4cWheelchair tennis is one of the fastest growing and most challenging of all wheelchair tennis sports. To meet this demand, the USTA offers programs geared towards the wheelchair player. Rules are the same as stand-up tennis, except the wheelchair player is allowed two bounces of the ball.

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 life after sustaining a disabling injury. Proficient wheelchair users can play and actively compete against stand-up players. 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.

 

2016 MIDWEST WHEELCHAIR EVENTS

DATE EVENT NAME CITY CONTACT REGISTER
June 10-12, 2016 Turnstone Open Ft. Wayne, IN Jaime Garzon REGISTER
July 8-10, 2016 Midwest Wheelchair Championships Grand Rapids, MI Erin Fouty REGISTER
September 16-18, 2016 Chicago Wheelchair Classic Hanover Park, IL Melissa Kress REGISTER

 

PLAYER INCENTIVE
Players who play in all three USTA Midwest tournaments above will receive a gift on behalf of the USTA Mdiwest Wheelchair Tennis Committee. 

CONTACT INFO

If you are a player looking for a program in your community contact Brandon Smith, USTA/Midwest Section Diversity Coordinator at 317-755-8191 or via e-mail at brandon@midwest.usta.com.

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