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Wheelchair Tennis - Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports - Mary Free Bed

Sharpen your skills and refine your reflexes with one (or more!) of the wheelchair tennis programs offered by Mary Free Bed. No special equipment or modifications to the court are necessary. You can compete against other wheelchair users and their able-bodied partners as you pursue the perfect serve, slice and set. Below are overviews of available programs.

Adaptive Tennis

Adaptive tennis can be a good fit for kids who are ambulatory, but have cognitive impairments or other challenges that make it difficult for them to find success during the typical tennis lesson. This pilot program was designed to explore the interest in our community for those kids who need more support in learning how to play tennis.

Age Guidelines:

7-18 years old

Schedule:

Dates and location will be posted as soon as they are available.

Cost:

$10

Adult Wheelchair Tennis

You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience playing tennis to participate in our Adult Wheelchair Tennis program.

Age Guidelines:

18 years and older

Schedule:

Dates and location will be posted as soon as they are available.

Cost:

$40: USTA Membership fee. You’ll also have fundraising responsibilities during the season.

Jr. Wheelchair Tennis

Your child can compete as a single or part of a doubles team. This inclusive program provides practice and playing opportunities for kids who are full- or part-time wheelchair users.

Age Guidelines:

7-18 years old

Schedule:

Mondays, June 8-August 17, 2015 (no practice July 27)
6-7:30 pm

Cost:

$40: due at first practice (checks payable to Mary Free Bed). You’ll have additional fundraising responsibilities throughout the season.

Midwest Wheelchair Outdoor Championship

More than 50 wheelchair tennis athletes from around the world travel to compete in this hometown tournament. We invite you to watch our own Mary Free Bed wheelchair tennis team on their home courts as they take on the competition in this NEC International Wheelchair Tennis Tour event. You’ll see everyone from junior athletes to paralympians compete in this must-see tournament of USTA and ITF members.

 

Contact

Mary Free Bed Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports
235 Wealthy SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49503
sports@maryfreebed.com
616.840.8356