Wheelchair Tennis Initiative

Our vision is to be one of the most respected tennis nations in the world for wheelchair player development and the disability sport of choice across Great Britain. No matter your ability level, the LTA’s commitment is to provide you with inspirational and aspirational experiences of Wheelchair Tennis.

Why Wheelchair Tennis?

Wheelchair Tennis is a sport that provides individuals and their family and friends with many opportunities to play and compete – all whilst having fun. The greatest thing about Wheelchair Tennis is the only adaptation is that players in a chair are allowed up to two bounces.

Wheelchair Tennis is easily adaptable; you can play with your family, friends and also non-disabled people. Our sport is also great at improving your physical, mental and social wellbeing, and individual development with great career opportunities from playing to coaching.

Haven’t got your own sports wheelchair? Not to worry, our LTA events and a number of tennis venues across the country have access to their own stock of wheelchairs that are readily available to use for new players. Whether you are a full time wheelchair user, ambulant, new to tennis or have not picked up a racket in a while, why not give it a try! To find out more about disability tennis, click here

We have exceptional role models in our sport, including: Alfie Hewett, Gordon Reid, Andy Lapthorne, Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker; all who started in the exact same position as you today. To hear more about their Wheelchair Tennis journeys, click here.

Wheelchair Tennis Initiative Days

Could you be a future Wheelchair Tennis champion? The LTA are set to host a number of indoor one day-events across Great Britain this year. The events will be delivered by our passionate, friendly and experienced LTA Performance Wheelchair Tennis coaches, where you will have the opportunity to learn and develop new qualities, skills and attributes for tennis. Each of the days will run for approximately three hours following fun and engaging content for players of all standard, experience, age and ability. 

The Wheelchair Tennis Initiative aims to inspire, attract and engage people with physical impairments into Wheelchair Tennis who may want to just give it a go or have aspirations to be our next Wheelchair Tennis Champion.

To ensure you experience all the benefits of tennis, following the one-day event we will provide you with suitable and appropriate signposting opportunities to tennis venues local to you which will help you develop as an individual and as a player, with opportunities to meet new people and friends.

How do I sign up to one of the LTA’s Wheelchair Tennis Initiative days?

We will be running events on the indoor courts at the following venues on the below dates:

  • Saturday 17 July, Dan Maskell Tennis Centre - Loughborough
  • Sunday 29 August, Scotstoun Leisure & Tennis Centre - Glasgow
  • Saturday 4 September, Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre - London
  • Sunday 26 September, Bolton Arena - Bolton
  • Saturday 9 October, Colwyn Bay Tennis Centre - Wales
  • Sunday 10 October, Swansea Tennis Centre - Wales
  • Sunday 17 October, White Horse Leisure & Tennis Centre - Abingdon

To sign up to one of the days, please complete our registration form and select which day you would like to attend. All timings are provided on the registration form.

Note, you do not need to own a sports wheelchair to participate, or a tennis racket: we will provide all the equipment you need, but if you've got one or the other, please do bring them along!

For all enquiries related to the Wheelchair Tennis Initiative, please email disabilitytennis@lta.org.uk.

We look forward to seeing you on court!