FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
It's absolutely free! We never want finances to be a barrier for you to enjoy wheelchair tennis.
DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO PLAY TENNIS?
Nope! We want anyone to try tennis including those who have never picked up a racquet. Our clinics service beginner, intermediate and advanced players. Basically, we welcome all to play!
DO I NEED ANY EQUIPMENT TO PLAY?
No, we just need you to show up. We will provide everything you need to play wheelchair tennis including the tennis racquet and sport wheelchair. We will work with your needs to adapt equipment so you can have fun and be successful.
WHAT TYPE OF DISABILITIES DO YOU SEE?
We have players with a variety of physical disabilities including spinal cord injuries, limb difference, stroke, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy and more. We welcome anyone with a permanent mobility-related physical disability to join us in playing wheelchair tennis.
WHAT IF MY DISABILITY AFFECTS MY UPPER BODY, CAN I STILL PLAY?
Yes. We have players with upper body limitations. We have many ideas to help you play tennis including ways to hold a racquet and better push a sport wheelchair. You can even play from a power wheelchair if needed.
WHAT IF I NEED HELP TRANSFERRING TO AND FROM THE SPORT WHEELCHAIR?
We have other players that require assistance with their transfers and we have trained volunteers to assist. We would have a discussion with you about the safest option for you and our volunteers.
I DON'T DRIVE, HOW CAN I GET THERE?
We have players that come to our clinics by all different ways, including medical transportation, bus system, ride sharing services as well as driving themselves with hand controls.
THERE ISN'T A WHEELCHAIR TENNIS PROGRAM IN MY AREA?
It's our goal to grow wheelchair tennis across North Carolina. We have purposely tried to pick cities to represent each part of the state. We have 6 programs across the state and hopefully one is near you.