The winter schedule is currently being finalized by Debbie Borchers and will be posted on this page as soon as possible. Previous clinics have been held at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton, Ore., on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and the adult clinic fee was $18. Locations and fees may change with the 2014 winter schedule.
ADULT Winter Clinics
JUNIORS (age 18 & under)
For more information about the adult and junior clinics and learning to play wheelchair tennis, please contact Debbie Borchers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NWTA Holds Free Kids Wheelchair Tennis Camps in 2013
The April 27 camp featured David Wagner (photo at left), a world champion wheelchair tennis player from the Pacific Northwest, who came up through the ranks of the NWTA program. David is a Paralympic gold medalist in tennis and competed in the 2012 Paralympics in London where he won his third gold medal in doubles.
Click here for an article about the 2012 camp that appeared in The Oregonian newspaper or here to view a video from the camp on the YouTube website.
Get involved with USTA Wheelchair Tennis
Wheelchair tennis is one of the fastest growing and most challenging of all wheelchair sports. To meet this demand, the USTA 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.
A wheelchair tennis 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.
USTA Adaptive Tennis Offers Sport to Accommodate All Circumstances
The game of tennis can be adapted to accommodate any age, environment, condition, or disability. The goal of USTA Adaptive Tennis is to promote and develop recreational tennis opportunities for individuals with varying abilities and circumstances through inclusion, knowledge, and support.
Please click here to go to the USTA Adaptive Tennis web page and click here for a flyer with more information on Adaptive Tennis.