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Wheelchair Tennis

Wheelchair Tennis

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The Whole Person (TWP) is an organizational member of the United States Tennis Association and offers the fun and exciting sport of wheelchair tennis.

Wheelchair tennis is one of the fastest growing recreational and competitive sports for people with disabilities and is becoming one of the most accessible and integrated sports around the country. The Whole Person’s goal is to make tennis available to everyone, whatever the disability. Tennis is adapted to the disability, not the disability to tennis. Because playing tennis benefits one’s health, fitness, self-confidence, self-esteem, and even provides improved mobility necessary for independent living, TWP promotes tennis in the greater Kansas City area. Come join us on the courts for fun, friendship, and fulfillment.

Wheelchair tennis follows the same rules as able-bodied tennis, with one exception. That being, the wheelchair tennis player is allowed two bounces instead of one.

Next Steps:
1. All Participants must go to our website to sign waivers. Please do this before participating. You will also be asked to sign a TWP waiver at the event.

2. After signing the TWP waivers, please go to thewholeperson.sites.zenplanner.com click on "sign up" to create an account, then reserve your spot for Wheelchair Tennis.


Wheelchair Tennis Practice

Please note that our Tennis practice sessions are currently on hold due to the upcoming Move United Competition Series. During the spring and summer seasons, our focus will be on Track and Field and Boccia programs. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to your participation in these exciting events!

Good luck Top Spinners on this 2024 Competition Series!

TWP is cheering for you.

TENNIS
USTA Texas Championship
USTA Nashville Music City Classic
USTA STL Indoor Championship
GLASA Chicago Wheelchair Classic (9/13-9/15)

Meet the Team

Matt Fritze Photo

Matt Fritze
KC Doubles Champions at the Heartland One Tournament, Overland Park, KS 2024
Metro Mayhem KC Team

 

 


If you are interested in Wheelchair Tennis, or other adaptive sports and recreation activities, contact Kate Hwang, at 816-627-2217, or adaptivesports@thewholeperson.org.