With the start of Wimbledon 2014 starting today many will be watching Andy Murray begin his defence of the title after winning last year. We at CareCo are very excited however with the draw later today for the Wheelchair Tennis which will take place in the last three days of Wimbledon. Wheelchair Tennis is one of the quickest growing wheelchair sports and is very accessible as it can be played on any tennis court and uses the same racket and ball as the pedestrian version of tennis. The main event that will be taking place at Wimbledon will be the Wheelchair doubles where two teams of two will play off in each match in the build up to determine who will take the trophy home with them.
Almost entirely the same as pedestrian tennis there are only two rules that differ for Wheelchair Tennis, the first is that the ball may bounce twice instead of once and the game is played entirely in specially modified wheelchairs. A common misconception is that Wheelchair Tennis can only be played by those who use wheelchairs continually in their day to day lives, this is actually not true as the sport is open to anyone who has a disability. Subsequently if you have problems with your mobility then you might want to consider taking up Wheelchair Tennis. There are many opportunities available set up by the LTA which will let you play Wheelchair Tennis at camps and event, or even just at local clubs where you can play against a friend or family just for fun.
Wheelchair Tennis is a great way to stay fit and healthy and is great fun to play. If you’re interested in playing Wheelchair Tennis why not contact your local club to see if they offer the ability to play or if not contact the LTA to see if they can help find a place for you to play.