Physically impaired tennis

Physically impaired tennis

Physically impaired tennis

Wheelchair tennis is a really exciting game. There are lots of places where you can play it – click here to find somewhere near you.

Wheelchair players can play with non-disabled players. The only rule change is that if you’re in a wheelchair, you’re allowed up to two bounces of the ball before returning it.

You don’t even need to be a wheelchair user to play it.

In fact, you don’t have to use a wheelchair at all. Ambulatory tennis (playing on your feet or prosthetics) is another way of playing the game that might be right for you.


Push2Podium is our exciting new wheelchair tennis Talent ID programme! If you’ve been inspired by the likes of Gordon Reid, Jordanne Whiley and Alfie Hewett and want to take up the game then get yourself along to a Push2Podium festival.

If you would like more information or to book onto a FREE festival please click.

Have-a-go camps

A great way to get started in the game is to come along to one of our one-day tennis camps for beginners. You can expect a day full of fun and friendship, at the end of which you’ll be able to play tennis. Specially trained LTA-licensed coaches will take you through a range of games and activities designed to get you started and you just need to bring yourself!

Our 2016 physically impaired/wheelchair tennis camps have taken place. However, if you a player and looking for a place to play tennis for the first time please contact us to see where your local venue is (020 8487 7000 / or visit our venue finder (click here to be taken through to our venue finder). If you are a venue and want to host a camp we want to hear from you. 

If you have any issues booking on to a camp please contact the British Tennis Services Team on 020 8487 7000 or email

Come and compete

The Tennis Foundation runs an array of wheelchair tournaments for players of all abilities, junior and senior.  The National Wheelchair Tennis Series consists of 11 local tournaments across the UK. There is a main draw where players collect points but also a Novice division for anyone who hasn’t competed before. For those looking to compete at an International level there are ITF events including Futures, ITF 1/2/3s and the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships.

Fast track for talent

If you’ve got the talent to progress from playing for fun to competing at the highest level of wheelchair tennis, the Game On guide is for you. It gives you the lowdown on the different pathways you can follow to reach the summit of the sport. There’s also information for coaches to help them identify players who could perform well in the elite player programme.