Wheelchair tennis follows traditional tennis rules and certainly maintains the same traditions of high levels of skill, fitness and strategy.
The only difference in wheelchair tennis competitions, is that the players are allowed two bounces of the ball; the first bounce being within the bounds of the court.
To be eligible for these competitions, the athlete must be medically diagnosed as having a mobility-related disability. Players are classified on a skills basis in the following categories: Open – Elite level players A, B, C, D – Graded players. There is a separate division for quad players.

 

2017 Tournaments

Part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour

Stay tuned, more information coming soon…

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Tournament Director Melanie Chapman +61 2 9809 5260

 

City Community Tennis Development Hub

Our friends at City Community Tennis are Launching their Wheelchair Tennis Development Hub!

Free Come ‘n’ Try Day to launch NSW’s first Wheelchair Tennis Development Hub at the Prince Alfred Park tennis courts in Surry Hills on Saturday 18 February from 2 to 5 pm in partnership with Tennis Australia, Wheelchair Sports NSW and UTS Sports. All ages and levels of ability are welcome! Meet elite wheelchair players Dave Hall & Ben Weeks! Sports chairs and afternoon tea provided.

You don’t have to be in a wheelchair to play wheelchair tennis – the Hub is a great place to play, connect and socialise with family, friends and peers. Join us as we grow Tennis Australia’s ‘Wheels Connect’ vision and find out more about the wheelchair tennis pathway from novice to elite.

For more information and to RSVP click here! 

 

Wheelchair Tennis – Royal Rehab

Wheelchair Tennis Squad (for competitive players): Tuesday 5.00 – 6.00 pm

Wheelchair Cardio Tennis (for anyone): Tuesday 12.00pm – 12.45pm and Wednesday 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Contact Kathy Fahim: 0410 044 577

 

Talented Athlete Program (TAP)

The Talented Athlete Program [TAP] is an initiative of WS NSW to develop and improve the essential fundamental skills of our emerging wheelchair tennis athletes and to prepare them for future participation at the national and international-level.

The program is targeted mainly at the junior age group, and to those who have suffered trauma as an adult and consequently did not have the opportunity to participate at the junior level. Athletes are selected to be involved with the TAP program after they have shown a strong interest in wheelchair tennis, as well as potential to develop their talent and progress to an elite level. These athletes are generally members who have attended WS NSW monthly tennis clinics.

 

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2017 Apia International Sydney: for more information on the 2017 Apia International Sydney click here.

 

 

Contact

Melanie Chapman +61 2 9809 5260

 Partnering organisations

ABOUT US

Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW), formed in 1961, is a charitable organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sport in NSW. It all started more than 50 years ago with a few visionary wheelchair members who believed in the power of sport to rehabilitate and integrate.

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