Wheelchair tennis is a US Paralympic sport, which follows the same rules as able bodied tennis, except a wheelchair athlete can let the ball bounce twice. Wheelchair tennis is an inclusive sport and able bodied players and wheelchair players can play doubles together. Tennis is a great sport for people with spinal cord injury or who are amputees. Click here for wheelchair tennis rules.
Free weekly clinics will be held year-round at Cary Tennis Park on Saturdays for youth and adults – some blackout dates apply. See below for clinic dates, time and special events. Equipment (sport chairs and racquets) are available for use and the clinics are held in covered courts so clinics are held regardless of weather.
If you are interested in participating, click here for more information and for new participants to sign up.
Several volunteers are needed each week so that we can provide the best experience possible. Volunteers do a variety of tasks to support this program – assistance to and from parking lot, help in getting athletes situated in chairs, playing tennis in all play activities, doing drills and hitting with attending family members, picking up balls, and anything else needed to make this a positive experience for the athletes and their families. Current volunteers, contact Laura for the link to sign up to volunteer. If you are a new volunteer or would like more information, please contact Laura.
February 22nd, 29th – 5:00 to 6:30
March 7th, 28th (no clinic on the 14th and 21st) – 2:30 to 4:00 (note time change!!)
March 10th – special daytime clinic – 1:00 to 2:30
April 4th, 18th, 25th (no clinic on the 11th) – 2:30 to 4:00
May 2nd, 9th, 16th 30th (no clinic on the 23rd) – 2:30 to 4:00
June 13th – details coming soon for an Up/Down tournament sponsored by WakeMed Hospital – partners are a w/c player and an able bodied player
Private lessons can be arranged by contacting Cary Tennis Park at (919) 462-2061.