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What is Wheelchair Tennis?
Tennis is one of most challenging and rewarding of all wheelchair sports. To meet this challenge, USTA Kentucky offers tennis programs specifically designed for the wheelchair player.  The rules for wheelchair tennis are the same with the only exception being the wheelchair player is allowed two bounces of the ball. In addition, a special wheelchair is used for tennis and is sometimes available through the USTA Kentucky Wheelchair Tennis Program.

Who can play Wheelchair Tennis?
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.

What are the benefits to playing Wheelchair Tennis?
A wheelchair tennis player must master the game of tennis and incorporate the mobility use of the wheelchair. Learning mobility on the court is exciting and challenging and helps build strength, cardiovascular ability, and self-esteem.   Wheelchair tennis provides a person with a physical challenge the opportunity to play tennis with in all USTA programs and tournaments. It  adds to socialization and the normalization of those with disabilities and is lots of fun!

"It's my game, I rise to the challenge;
It's my game, a game for everyone;
Only my ability counts, not my inability;
Wheelchair Tennis, It's my game."
-David Hartsek

Contact your local Wheelchair Certified Teaching Pro:

Lexington - David Hartsek - USPTA
Louisville - Jannine Soldan - USPTA
Louisville - Judith Petty - USPTA & PTR
Louisville - Meg Peavy - PTR
Northern KY - Manny Iglesias (website) or phone 859-283-5331 - PTR

How To Start A Wheelchiar Tennis Program

How To Stage A Wheelchiar Tennis Event

USPTA Wheelchair Tennis Lessons Online

Get Involved with Wheelchair Tennis!

Interested in becoming involved with wheelchair tennis in Kentucky? There are lots of ways to contribute!

  • Committee Members  attend quarterly meetings, plan programs

  • Camp Volunteers  TBA, assist instructors at tennis camps

  • Tournament Volunteers   assist players, ball person

  • Fund Raising  assist committee in raising funds for the camps/programs/tournament

  • Email David Hartsek for more information


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