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Wheelchair tennis


Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid  high five after winning a point

It’s the most integrative and professional of all para-based sports, and we reckon it’s the most fun too – welcome to wheelchair tennis.

For people with a physical impairment and with a pathway from grassroots development to Grand Slams and Paralympic Games, wheelchair tennis gives a unique and enjoyable experience for all. You DO NOT have to be a full-time wheelchair user to play either; many players are ambulant and they see the sports wheelchair as just another piece of equipment.

Why wheelchair tennis? 

Wheelchair tennis provides fantastic and versatile personal and development opportunities for children, young people, and adults:

  • Play socially with friends, family, and an opportunity to embed yourself within the wheelchair tennis community,
  • Become a qualified coach or mentor; and
  • Be a role model and ambassador to get more people into the sport
  • Represent Great Britain at Grand Slams, Paralympic Games and on the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour

Start your wheelchair tennis journey today!

Have you been inspired to start playing by our players? Perhaps you aspire to be the next Grand Slam or Paralympic champion. The LTA deliver many opportunities across Great Britain to support people of all ages with a physical impairment on their journey:

  • LTA Open Court Programme: Our leading disability specific programme embedded within 600+ clubs and venues, delivering weekly and/ or monthly disability specific session (e.g., wheelchair tennis).
  • LTA Wheelchair Tennis Initiative: Our one-day events for young people aged 18 yrs. & under designed to give transformative experiences for players who want to discover a new sport or aspire to be a future Grand Slam and Paralympic champion.

  • LTA Disability Competitions: Ready to compete? We deliver a domestic calendar of wheelchair tennis competitions for players looking to take their tennis to the next level. 

  • Wheelchair Tennis Player Development Grant: a funding grant application to ignite and support young people aged 18 yrs. old & under who have a physical impairment into wheelchair tennis and/ or have aspirations to become the next wheelchair tennis champion. Apply Here

Find nearby wheelchair tennis sessions

Inspired to play? Our interactive map below displays where in Great Britain you can find your nearest wheelchair tennis session with contact details for the venue/ lead contact.

GB disability teams

We support programmes for Learning Disability, Deaf and Visually Impaired tennis - find out more about our national teams and how you could get involved.

Wheelchair Performance Pathway

Learn more about the support available on the LTA Wheelchair Performance Pathway to help players to take the next steps in their tennis careers.

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