Fort Myers, FL, United States
Tennis pro Marc McLean welcomes new players.
Wheelchair tennis is one of the fastest growing and most challenging of all wheelchair sports. To meet this demand, USTA Tennis offers programs geared towards the wheelchair player.
Rules are the same as stand-up tennis, except the wheelchair player is allowed two bounces of the ball.
Wheelchair tennis provides persons with disabilities the opportunity to share in activities with their peers and family, whether able-bodied or disabled.
Playing wheelchair tennis adds to socialization and the normalization of life after sustaining a disabling injury. Proficient wheelchair users can play and actively compete against stand-up players.
Player must have a medically diagnosed, mobility-related disability, with a substantial or total loss of function in one or more extremities. In wheelchair tennis, the player must master the game and the wheelchair. Learning mobility on the court is exciting and challenging, and helps build strength and cardiovascular ability.
*** Lessons are provided at no charge to all eligible players.
*** Loaner sport chairs are available.
Thursdays: 10:00am – 1pm / SUMMER HOURS 8:30am – 11:30am
Rutenberg Park: 6500 South Pointe Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Mondays or other times or locations, as requested: 9am-2pm
Manzo Tennis Center, Three Oaks Park, 18215 Three Oaks Pkwy, Ft Myers 33912
*** Call, text or email Marc McLean at least 48 hours, in advance to confirm dates.