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Young boy in wheelchair playing tennis outside

Junior All Abilities Tennis

Junior All Abilities Tennis Program

  • Ages 5-17 years introduction and advance playing opportunities at Northland Racquet Club.
  • Tentative practice time for this program will be Saturday mornings.
  • The cost is $5.00 weekly and can be paid at each practice (first practice free).
  • Parent/guardian will need to sign a waiver before child can play. Waivers are available online.

The objectives of this program is:

  1. To allow children with a variety of physical limitations and special needs to be introduced to and explore basic skills in a fun, recreational environment.
  2. To allow children with a variety of physical limitations to learn the fundamentals of the game of tennis.


  1. Kids learn the basics of tennis in a fun interactive environment
  2. To improve hand/eye coordination, racquet skills, volleys and ground strokes.
  3. To prepare adaptive tennis players for competitive play.

Participation requirements - To ensure a fun and safe event, children must be:

  • Ages 5-17 years and able to actively participate in the program
  • Seizure free for at least 2 months
  • Caregiver presence needed for assistance if participant is not physically independent
  • Having participants be able to push a manual wheelchair independently is preferred

If you are interested in the wheelchair tennis program, contact Dr. Melissa Burns PsyD, at 816-627-2220, or MBurns@thewholeperson.org, or complete the form below.

Junior All Abilities Tennis Program
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Does participant need access to a racquet, sports chair or power chair?
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