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ABOUT US PLAYERS PROS RULES & RESOURCES


Beginners

First, we are so excited that you are interested in wheelchair tennis!  We want to do everything possible to help you learn the basics of wheelchair tennis, attend clinics to refine those skills and find opportunities to play. Tennis is not only great exercise; it’s also a great social activity.  With the team structure provided by leagues and the familiar faces you’ll see at tournaments, the tennis community is a close-knit family. Welcome!

As your first step, please call us at 803-781-2574.


Clinics

The Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation, with help from USTA South Carolina, will offer a FREE Wheelchair & Amputee Tennis Clinic on March 23 at the Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center.

Click here to register!


Tournaments

Wheelchair players have several opportunities to participate in tennis through tournament play:

Wheelchair Tournament: this tournament is dedicated entirely to wheelchair tennis.  No able-bodied divisions are offered.

Wheelchair Divisions: this tournament offers predominantly able-bodied divisions but also has divisions for wheelchair players to compete against wheelchair players.

Able-bodied tournaments: you are welcome (and encouraged) to play in able-bodied tournaments against able-bodied players.  You get two bounces, and your opponent will get one.

Run/Roll Tournaments: this is a doubles format where one wheelchair player and an able bodied partner will play against another wheelchair player and their able-bodied partner.

Schedule of Tournaments


League Play

While tennis leagues specifically designed for wheelchair athletes do not exist, we encourage all wheelchair athletes to participate in any able-bodied tennis league that they desire. 

Bob Masella, wheelchair athlete and state committee member, has led his league teams numerous local, state, sectional and regional championships including 10 consecutive mixed doubles state championship appearances, three sectional championships and two regional combo championships as well as additional men's league state championships!

Call your local league coordinator today to discuss signing up for a league.  Click here to find your local league coordinator.


Wheelchair Database 

If you would like to find other wheelchair tennis players in your area, please complete our Wheelchair Player Database Request.

For a database of all tennis players and facilities searchable by zip code, please visit www.playtennis.com


Scholarships

Scholarships are available for wheelchair athletes beginning to play wheelchair tennis (must not have played more than 3 tournaments) and for those who demonstrate a financial need. 

  • To learn about the requirements and procedure for obtaining a scholarship, click here.
  • To access the scholarship application form, click here.

Exhibitions

To gain more public knowledge and interest in wheelchair tennis, USTA South Carolina periodically participates in exhibitions at well-attended events to promote the growth and development of the sport.

 

 
 
 
 
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