One of the fastest growing wheelchair sports in the world, wheelchair tennis is played in the same way as able-bodied tennis, with the only exception being that a wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces of the ball.
Men and women compete separately in the Open division, while players with higher levels of impairment compete in the mixed Quad division.
Wheelchair tennis has been part of the Paralympic Games since 1992 and has been played at all four Grand Slams since 2007, while the BNP Paribas World Team Cup is the sport’s flagship international team competition.
Opportunities in H&W
Pershore Tennis Centre runs weekly wheelchair tennis sessions from 6-7pm every Tuesday.
If you would like further information about these sessions or would like to attend, please contact Steve Bauer on 07866 285177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The below video and images are from when Pershore Tennis Centre ran a Wheelchair Tennis Open Day in 2017.