Wheelchair tennis is one of the forms of tennis adapted specifically for wheelchair users. The size of courts, balls, and rackets are the same, but there are two major differences from pedestrian tennis: (1) Athletes use specially designed wheelchairs, and (2) the ball may bounce up to two times. Also, the athlete's wheelchair is considered to be a part of the body, so rules applying to the player's body apply to the chair as well.
Wheelchair tennis increased in popularity in the 1970's due to the efforts of Brad Parks, often regarded as the creator of competitive wheelchair tennis, and the sport first appeared at the Paralympic Games in Barcelona in 1992.
(Sources: Wikipedia, Team USA)
At the 2017 Angel City Games we held our first ever Wheelchair Tennis tournament. By donating to our Fall Fundraising Drive at http://bit.ly/AngelCitySports2017 you can help us get more players on the court in 2018!
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USTA Southern California
United States Tennis Association - USTA (Official)
West Coast Wheelchair Tennis Association
ITF Wheelchair Tennis