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History of Wheelchair Tennis 


In 1998 the United States Tennis Association assumed responsibility for wheelchair tennis in America from the National Foundation for Wheelchair Tennis.  Since then the USTA has become the first National Governing Body of both Olympic and Paralympic tennis governing Paralympics, Para Pan Am Games and World Team Cup (similar to the Davis Cup). 

Wheelchair tennis is one of the only Paralympic sports that can integrate with its able-bodied counterpart.  The only rule difference is that the wheelchair player receives two bounces.  This has allowed wheelchair players to participate in USTA League Tennis, USTA Junior Team Tennis, USTA Tennis On Campus and the opportunity to compete on varsity high school teams.

 

 
 
 
 
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