Adaptive Tennis 

Youth (K-12) Adaptive Tennis Workshop


If your child has a disability that prevents them from playing “regular” tennis, they can still enjoy all of the benefits the game of tennis provides with adaptions designed to meet their individual needs.

Tennis is truly a game for everyone.

If they can swing a racquet, your child can play!

According to the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the goal of adaptive tennis is to promote and develop recreational tennis opportunities for individuals with differing abilities and circumstances through inclusion, knowledge, support, and by providing, where needed, adaptive programming, equipment, and teaching techniques.

The Objectives of the Clinic


  • To allow children with a variety of physical limitations and special needs to be introduced to and explore basic tennis skills in a fun, recreational environment.
  • Explore the child’s and parent’s interest further developing tennis skill by participating in a group or individual tennis lessons.
  • Provide the opportunity for children with a variety of disabilities to play tennis.

According to the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the goal of adaptive tennis is to promote and develop recreational tennis opportunities for individuals with differing abilities and circumstances through inclusion, knowledge, support, and by providing, where needed, adaptive programming, equipment, and teaching techniques.

Participation Requirements


  • Ages K-12 and be able to actively participate in workshop
  • Seizure free for at least 2 months
  • Caregiver presence needed for assistance if participant is not physically independent

Parent or guardian will need to sign a waiver before child can play. Waiver will be available at the venue.

Having participants be able to push a manual wheelchair independently is preferred.

Register to play


Contact Rick Haith at 816-627-2229

rhaith@thewholeperson.org

Learn more at: http://www.thewholeperson.org/tennis