Wheelchair tennis is one of the fastest growing and most challenging of all wheelchair sports. To meet this demand, USTA Tennis 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.
...New Players are Welcome!
Tennis pro Marc McLean welcomes new players to his Lessons:
When: Thursdays Time: 10:00am-1 pm Place: Rutenberg Park: 6500 South Pointe Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919 Call or text 239-699-2669 to confirm dates.
RECREATIONAL PLAYERS are welcome at Manzo Tennis Center, Three Oaks Park, 18215 Three Oaks Pkwy, Ft Myers 33912
Mondays or other times, as requested
Call Recreational Wheelchair Coordinator, John Karter, 786-447-7404, 48 hrs prior to confirm day and time
Player must have a medically diagnosed, mobility-related disability, with a substantial or total loss of function in one or more extremities. In wheelchair tennis, the player must master the game and the wheelchair. Learning mobility on the court is exciting and challenging, and helps build strength and cardiovascular ability.