The mission of USPTA Adaptive Tennis is to foster a tennis environment that supports and promotes programs and initiatives that meet the recreational needs of individuals with physical, mental, or emotional challenges. The game of tennis can be adapted to accommodate any age, environment, condition, or disability. The ultimate goal is to enable those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn and play tennis to be able to do so.
When you register with the USTA Adaptive Tennis Program Registration, adaptive players in your area can be matched up with you.
Register Your Program
Connecting players with programs to meet their needs is top priority, and registering is easy to do and free of charge. Click here to register.
For a list of existing programs, click here.
Start Your Program
If you are thinking of starting an Adaptive Tennis program and need
local assistance, contact a tennis representative, also known as a
section contact. They can effectively answer questions on a wide range
of topics, including financing and education materials.
For a list of section contacts, click here.
For Adaptive tennis curricula, click here.
You can also contact the national office for opportunities on (914) 696-7000.
Grants are awarded to programs each year. The grants provide
necessary funds for blossoming tennis programs to grow bigger and
provide better service to their communities.
To apply for the 2019 Adaptive Tennis Grant, please click here.
Adaptive Tennis Award
The annual Adaptive Tennis Award recognizes the program or program
leader that has demonstrated continued excellence, dedication and
service in tennis for individuals with disabilities.
Criteria for eligibility for a program or an individual conducting a
program is a minimum of three years of active involvement with
individuals with disabilities. For more information about adaptive
tennis awards, click here.