Wheelchair tennis follows the same rules as able bodied tennis, except a wheelchair athlete can let the ball bounce twice. Wheelchair tennis is an inclusive sport and able bodied players and wheelchair players can play doubles together and it is also a Paralympic sport. Tennis is a great sport for people with spinal cord injury or who are amputees.
Clinics – Free clinics will be held year-round at Cary Tennis Park on Saturdays for youth and adults – some blackout dates apply. See below for clinic dates, time and special events. Equipment (sport chairs and racquets) are available for use and the clinics are typically held in covered courts (an open air facility) so clinics are often held regardless of weather. These clinics are designed for anyone ages 10 & over and any level of player from never played before to experienced.
We do need a good headcount of players so if you are planning to come to the clinic, email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the clinics or for more information. Clinic dates/times – all at Cary Tennis Park and all 3:00 to 4:30 (Note time change for January & February):
Tentative 2023 dates through May:
- January 7th, 21st, 28th – all clinics 3:30 to 5:00
- February 4th, 25th – all clinics 3:30 to 5:00
- March 4th, 18th – back to 3:00 to 4:30
- April 15th, 29th (Shine Only on 4/29)
- May 6th, 13th
February 18th –Polar Doubles UP/DOWN Tournament – Covered courts at Cary Tennis Park. Tentative time will be 10:30 to 5:00 but depend on draw sizes. Registration fee is $25, first come first served and lunch will be provided. Click here for more information and to register starting 1/1/2023.
March 25th – Wheel Serve NC Open – Davidson University. USTA Sanctioned Wheelchair Tournament. Details TBD.
August 21st – Winston-Salem Open – Wake Forest University – Wheel Serve NC hosts a fun day of play for wheelchair players and volunteers from all programs across the state. Tickets to Open afternoon match provided by USTA NC. More details TBD. *Date subject to change.
October – Wheel Serve It Up – Wheel Serve Fundraiser. Details TBD.
Wheel Serve NC – Tennis Ladder – quarterly scoring, short sets, singles or doubles, get points for all games won! You can participate locally and we hope to incorporate this format into some future tournaments. Click here for more information.
Private lessons can be arranged by contacting Cary Tennis Park at (919) 462-2061.
Western Wake Tennis Association