Wheelchair Tennis

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Wheelchair Tennis

Wheelchair tennis is played with the same equipment and same sized court as it’s able-bodied counterpart. The main difference in rules is the two bounce rule allowed in wheelchair tennis permitting the tennis ball to bounce twice unlike its Olympic counterpart. Wheelchair tennis is played with wheelchairs that are specifically designed for improved speed and stability. There are men’s and women’s singles and doubles events as well as quads that are mixed gender. In order to qualify for wheelchair tennis, an athlete must have a physical impairment, those who have an impairment affecting one to two limbs qualify for men’s and women’s open competitions. Athletes that have three or more limbs affected qualify for the quad division. For more information about classification see https://www.paralympic.org/wheelchair-tennis/classification

Organization
CARSA
Victoria Wheelchair Sports Association

Contact
Alyssa Hindle, Sarah Black

Location
Kelowna, Kamloops, Richmond, Abbotsford, Vancouver
CARSA Fieldhouse
Alumni Chip Trail
Victoria, BC  V8P 5C2

National/Provincial/Club
Club (Drop-In)

Paralympic Sport
Yes

On Viasport
Not Applicable

On CPC
Not Applicable

Organization
Victoria Wheelchair Sports Association
BC Wheelchair Sports Association

Contact
Bernice Wong
Email: brwong@shaw.ca
Tel: 250-475-7121

Location
Cedar Hill Tennis
3220 Cedar Hill Road
Victoria, BC  V8P 3Y3

National/Provincial/Club
Club, Provincial

Paralympic Sport
Yes

On Viasport
?

On CPC
Yes

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