Wheelchair Performance Pathway
The Wheelchair Performance Pathway is made up of a collection of LTA Delivered Programmes and LTA Supported Initiatives, each with their own support structure to get more players on court with potential to progress up the Wheelchair Performance Pathway.
Learn more about the support available for wheelchair players to take the next steps in their tennis careers.
Find nearby wheelchair tennis sessions
Inspired to play? Our interactive map below outlines where in Great Britain you can find your nearest wheelchair tennis session:
If you, as a coach or venue, deliver wheelchair tennis and would like to promote your session via our above interactive map, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wheelchair Initiative is the LTA’s Wheelchair Performance Pathway talent identification programme to uncover the next generation of Wheelchair Tennis Champions.
Supported by the LTA, these one-day events offer players the opportunity to showcase their potential to enter the LTA’s Wheelchair Performance Pathway. It’s a collection of inspiring days that look to attract, engage, and inspire people with physical impairments to join the game.
This stage is designed to provide guidance and support for players who could meet National Age Group Programme selection criteria within 12 months.
These players are nominated for a SportsAid funding grant to support with coaching and competitive opportunities.
The National Age Group Programme is split into two stages, U14 and U18; supporting the development of our highest potential junior wheelchair tennis players to be nationally and internationally competitive.
The programme focuses on providing transformational training and competition opportunities and is geared towards a player’s long-term development.
Pro Access supports players competing at ITF World Tour level with the intention to establish a strong cohort of eligible players for selection for Great Britain’s Men’s, Women’s, and Quads World Team Cup squads.
The Pro Potential Programme is for wheelchair tennis players with the athletic profile and ranking trajectory that indicates the likelihood of achieving Pro Scholarship Programme (PSP) selection criteria within two years.
The Pro Scholarship Programme is for players with the athletic potential to progress into the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour top seven singles world ranking.
The Elite Programme is for our highest performing players who are achieving major tournament success and have the potential to consistently win Grand Slam titles and Paralympic Medals.