Wheelchair tennis is a great individual sport for those looking for a game that’s both mentally and physically challenging. Wheelchair athletes play in both singles and doubles events, and there are divisions for men, women, and quadriplegics.
Wheelchair tennis follows nearly identical rules to able-bodied tennis with the exception that wheelchair tennis allows the ball to bounce twice before it is hit. For this reason, it is easy to modify for play with able-bodied people, and there are even “up/down” tournaments between people in wheelchairs and people standing. Wheelchair tennis is a great choice for people with disabilities living in smaller areas of BC that do not have many organized wheelchair sports programs, since it can be played on any court and can be played with an able-bodied partner.
Wheelchair tennis is one of the few sports offered that allows athletes competition in electric wheelchairs.