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WHO

Wheelchair Tennis is for those with ambulatory and lower body physical disabilities. Wheelchair Tennis is intended for a wide range of disability including lower limb amputees to high level spinal cord injuries causing some dexterity limitations in the arms and hands.  

WHEN

The Adaptive Sports Iowa wheelchair Tennis Clinic will take place on Friday, May 12. 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

COST

There is not participation fee. All equipment will be provided.

WHERE

The Knapp Tennis Center at Drake University

Located at 2525 Clark Street in Des Moines.


WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL INFORMATION AND RULES

Wheelchair tennis is one of the forms of tennis adapted for those who have disabilities in their lower bodies. The size of courts, balls, and rackets are the same, but there are two major differences from pedestrian tennis; athletes use specially designed wheelchairs and the ball may bounce up to two times. The second bounce may also occur outside the court.

Wheelchair tennis is played at Grand Slams, and is one of the sports contested at the Summer Paralympics. There are three categories; Men, Women, and Quads; each category has singles and doubles tournaments. Quads is the category for those with quadriplegia and it is sometimes called Mixed especially at Paralympic Games. Quads players can hold rackets taped to the hand and use electric-powered wheelchairs.


 

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