Road to Paralympics
ABOUT WHEELCHAIR TENNIS
One of the fastest growing wheelchair sports in the world, wheelchair tennis is played in the same way as able-bodied tennis, with the only exception being that a wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces of the ball. Men and women compete separately in the Open division, while players with higher levels of impairment compete in the mixed Quad division.
Wheelchair tennis has been part of the Paralympic Games since 1992 and has been played at all four Grand Slams since 2007, while the BNP Paribas World Team Cup is the sport’s flagship international team competition.
Wheelchair has its own professional tour, the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, which boasts over 150 tournaments across 40 different countries in every region of the world. The Tour offers nearly $3million USD in prize money and culminates in the season-ending NEC Wheelchair Masters and UNIQLO Doubles Masters.