Tennis is one of the fastest growing wheelchair sports in the world. It is estimated that over 6,000 people now play wheelchair tennis in more than 70 different countries.
The beauty of wheelchair tennis is that it integrates very easily with the able-bodied game. It can be played on any regular tennis court, with no modifications to rackets or balls. This being the case, you can play with your able bodied family and friends as well as other wheelchair players.
Under the rules of tennis, wheelchair players are permitted two bounces and the able bodied players’ one, but when you are practising you can play to your own rules to suit the standard of the players on the court.
Graeme Livingstone, Director of Tennis and Matchpoint, is well qualified to advise you on wheelchair tennis whether you are seeking a social or competitive game. Graeme’s previous coaching roles include, National Wheelchair Tennis Coach, World Team Cup coach for the men’s GB team and individual coach to Jason Ward – world ranked 18.
FREE Wheelchair Tennis programmes
Sponsored by local charity RASCALS, Matchpoint Tennis Academy organises FREE introductory courses throughout the year for new and novice players to try wheelchair tennis and improve their skills.
You can use your everyday chair to play tennis or Matchpoint Tennis Academy have their own tennis wheelchair which you can use.
Matchpoint Tennis Academy is fully accessible to wheelchair users.