Wheelchair Tennis

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 same, but there are two major differences from pedestrian tennis; they use specially designed wheelchairs and the ball may bounce up to two times. The second bounce may also occur outside of the field.

This is one of the official Paralympic sports and also played at Grand Slams. There are three categories; Men, Ladies, and Quads and 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.

Read more about Wheelchair Tennis:  History, Major Tournaments

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Wheelchair Tennis - Major Tournaments
... International tournaments are organized by International Tennis Federation as a NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour ... In wheelchair tennis there are four top-ranked major tournaments called Super Series (SS) Australian Open (Melbourne), British Open (Nottingham), Japan Open (Iizuka), and US ... To wrap up the season, they have NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters (singles event) and Camozzi Doubles Masters tournaments which only world top-ranked players can compete ...
Australia At The 2008 Summer Paralympics - Events - Wheelchair Tennis
... Representing Australia in wheelchair tennis Men - Michael Dobbie, Ben Weekes Women - Daniela Di Toro Coach - Greg Crump (Head Coach) Officials - Geoff ...
Shraga Weinberg
... Shraga Weinberg (born March 25, 1966) is an Israeli wheelchair tennis player ... In 2008 he was ranked 8th in the world in wheelchair tennis ... In wheelchair tennis, Weinberg was ranked 1st in 2001 for singles' tournaments and in 2003 for couples' tournaments ...

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