Tennis

Tennis

Tennis is an exciting sport that can be played socially with family and friends or competitively at all levels. Wheelchair tennis is a modified version of the sport that allows players two bounces before returning the shot.

Download our tennis (wheelchair tennis) fact sheet for more details.

Local programs

Contact your local tennis club for information about come and try opportunities and membership. For a list of tennis clubs in your area, visit Tennis Queensland.

If you would like assistance making contact with your local tennis club, please Tennis Queensland.

Development

Coaching and development opportunities are provided through local tennis clubs and governing bodies for the sport.

Tennis Queensland coordinates weekly wheelchair tennis training sessions at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Brisbane under the guidance of the State Wheelchair Tennis Coach. Check the tennis (wheelchair tennis) fact sheet for times, dates and venue.

Competition opportunities and pathways

Tennis offers competition opportunities for players of all abilities, including school competitions and various competition and social grades at local tennis clubs. Wheelchair tennis has its own international circuits and prize money. Players can compete at state, national and international events including the Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Australian Open and the Paralympics.

Wheelchair tennis players have to be classified to compete at state, national and international level.

Equipment

 

Image of a tennis wheelchair with a ring of tennis balls wedged into the wheel spokes and tennis bag sitting on the chair

A tennis racquet and tennis balls are all you need to get started. Regular players will need to purchase their own racquet. Wheelchair tennis players use a specialised wheelchair.  Tennis Queensland have tennis wheelchairs for new players to try. If you are interested in purchasing your own tennis wheelchair, click here for a list of supplier and manufacturers.

Other roles

You don’t have to play tennis to be involved.  You can make a contribution as a volunteer, coach, team manager, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter. For more information, contact your local tennis club.

Working with mainstream sport

We are pleased to welcome Tennis Queensland as part of the Sports CONNECT Queensland network as the organisation aims to develop more opportunities for people with a disability to participate in tennis as players, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers.

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