Wheelchair

Tennis

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SPRING 2022

April 3rd-May 22nd

Sundays 2:30-4:00 pm

Central High School

Fee: $30

SUMMER 2022

June 5th-July 28th

Sundays and Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm

Central High School

Fee: $30

 

 

 

Removing Barriers,

Creating Opportunities,

so that all may live healthier lives.

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING AND SUMMER WILL OPEN MARCH 15TH, 2022.

Scholarships are available, no one will be denied participation due to financial concerns. Disabled Veterans may play for free.

 

Summer 2022 Tennis Tournaments

Sunday, June 26th and Sunday, August 7th

12:00-4:00 pm

Central High School

Fee: $10

STAR Center will be having their first tennis tournaments in the summer of 2022, made possible through a grant from USTA. This is a novice tennis tournament- no experience is necessary. A perfect introduction to competitive tennis in a relaxed and fun format. This tournament is specifically designed for those who have never played competitive tennis. This event is open to athletes with any physical impairment that may inhibit them from playing the traditional game of tennis; you do not need to be a community wheelchair user to compete at this tournament. All participants get a t-shirt and lunch.

Who can

play?

All ages, youth and adult.  Anyone who has a mobility challenge. Spina Bifida, Spinal cord injury, CP, Congenital limb issues, amputations, leg length discrepancy, short stature, Muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's, MS, motor Dyspraxia, limited range of motion, balance issues, post stroke, Blind and visual impairment.

Learn to sport of Wheelchair Tennis. This Para Sport is truly inclusive and will allow you to play against abled bodied friends and family.  You can play mixed doubles with a seated and standing player.

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Did you know?

Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota students are able to represent their school on the Tennis Team.  With the skills you learn you may also enjoy community  recreational tournaments against other wheelchair users or standing players.

There are also local, regional and National wheelchair Tennis competitions thru USA Tennis.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Do I have to be a full time wheelchair user to play?

                    NO!, You do not need to be a full time user of a wheelchair. You can play wheelchair tennis if you have mobility issues that prevent you from playing stand up tennis.                   


I use a power chair.  Can I play Wheelchair Tennis?

                     YES!!! You can play from your power chair!


I have difficulty with my grip strength, can I play?

                       YES!!!  We can use a lighter weight racket and give modifications to secure your grip.

 

 

 

The RULES for Wheelchair tennis are easy to remember. The only difference between wheelchair tennis and regular tennis is that a wheelchair may allow the ball to bounce two times if desired.

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STAR makes it easy to try a new sport. We supply sport wheelchairs, tennis rackets, balls, and great coaches. COME GIVE  IT A TRY! Learn a sport for your lifetime.

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What To Bring

What are

Classifications

  • Dress to move
  • Water bottle
  • Bike gloves
  • If you have a sport wheelchair  please to bring it.
  • A parent is welcome to attend.

 

Para Sports use classification to identify what limitations of function an athlete has, and how it effects their ability to play the game. This assure athletes are playing against opponents with similar abilities.

There are two classes for Para Wheelchair Tennis

The 'Open" class is for athletes with of one or both legs, but normal are function.

The 'Quad" Class is for athletes with additional restrictions in the paying arm, which limits the ability to handle the racquet and maneuver the wheelchair.

MEET OUR COACHES

In case of inclement weather, the STAR Association reserves the right to cancel a session.  Participants will be notified via TeamSnap.

The STAR Association follows CDC and State, and County Health Department recommendations for COVID Mitigation.  We recommend that all who are eligible to get a vaccine to do so.  Masks, Social Distancing and good hand washing will be required at all STAR programs.

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608-317-6719

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