Wheelchair tennis

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Wheelchair tennis

You can play wheelchair tennis with friends and family, whether they play sitting or standing.

About the training
In wheelchair tennis, the players stand on either side of a net that is stretched across the court. With the help of each tennis racket, they take turns hitting a small ball over the net into the opponent’s half of the court. The ball must land inside the lines. Anyone who cannot hit the ball back loses the point.

Target group for the activity
… has a disability in the lower body and therefore uses a wheelchair. You may also have impaired function in the upper body and if you have difficulty holding the racket, you may tape it onto your hand. Talk to the tennis club about these conditions and what works for you.

If you have an intellectual disability or reduced mobility but are not in a wheelchair, you can play standing tennis.

Rules

The big difference compared to standing tennis is that the ball in wheelchair tennis can bounce twice before it is hit back. The other bounce may be off the track.

If the opponent does not manage to hit the ball back over the net, you get points.

A match is divided into game and set. The player who plays the best of three sets wins the match.

Wheelchair tennis is played one on one, either indoors or outdoors. It is also possible to play doubles, two against two.

Equipment

Tennis racket.
Tennis ball.
A specially adapted wheelchair is often needed, but you can try wheelchair tennis in your chair that you use everyday.