Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
Manchester 3-6 September
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Wheelchair Tennis is one of the fastest growing wheelchair sports in the world, it integrates very easily with the non-disabled game since it can be played on any regular tennis court, with no modifications to rackets or balls. Wheelchair tennis players are allowed two bounces of the ball and can easily play against other wheelchair tennis players, as well as alongside or against non-disabled friends and family.

There are opportunities to entre tournaments from beginner level right up to the UNIQLO wheelchair Tennis Tour, where the worlds top players compete in three divisions - men, women and quad, which is for those with a disability in three or more limbs.

Did you know...?

One of the biggest myths about wheelchair tennis is that you have to use a chair in everyday life in order to be eligible to play. In actual fact the game is open to anyone with a physical disability including, but by no means limited to, spinal injuries, spina bifida, limb loss, hyper mobility and cerebral palsy.

This is the first year wheelchair tennis has been included in the Sainsbury's School Games.

Meet the Mentor

Sainsbury's 2015 School Games wheelchair tennis athlete mentors will be available to meet and answer questions. The 2015 wheelchair tennis mentor is Louise Hunt.


There will be four teams representing England, Scotland, N Ireland and Wales competing in the wheelchair tennis competition at the School Games.

All players shall be Under 19 years of age on 1st January of the year of the competition. In 2015, only players born in 1996 or after would be eligible.

Competition Format

  • Individual Event made up of a compass draw for Boys Singles with main draw and play-off matches throughout the weekend and medal matches on the final day.
  • Compass draw for Boy's Doubles which includes main draw and play-off matches.
  • Match format for singles is 2 short sets with a match tie break for the 3rd set.
  • Match format for all doubles events is 2 short sets with a match tie break for the 3rd set.

Wheelchair Tennis competition will be at Manchester Regional Tennis Centre, Sportcity, Gate 2, Manchester, M11 3FF. Click here to view or print the venue guide.

Wheelchair Tennis event schedule

To view or print the Wheelchair Tennis event schedule please click here

Contact Details

For any sports-related enquiries please contact at the Tennis Foundation.
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