- Wheelchair tennis is open to athletes with a permanent substantial or total loss of function in one or both legs or in the quad division, a disabilityA Disability is generally a condition either caused by accident, trauma, genetics or disease, which may restrict a person's mental processes, senses or mobility. in three or more limbs.
- Rules are the same as for able-bodiedA person with no physical disability tennis except that ball is allowed to bounce twice.
- Singles and doubles are played.
- Wheelchair tennis first appeared at the Paralympic Games in Barcelona in 1992.
ClassificationAthletes are classified by classifiers into classes by their ability to function. The aim is to ensure that athletes of similar ability compete against one another.
Tennis is played from a wheelchair with two classes - open and quad (disability in all four limbs).
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