USTA Texas Tennis Foundation supports and promotes adaptive and wheelchair tennis programs through education, trainings, grant funding and more.
Tennis has many benefits for both mind and body for everyone. Physically, playing tennis helps to improve balance, mobility, agility, strength, and fitness. Mentally, tennis works on one’s focus, concentration, and reactive and problem-solving behaviors. Emotionally, it can promote self-confidence, instill feelings of success, relieve stress, and provide social outlets, such as meeting new friends, enhancing relationships, or providing great family outings. All of these benefits are incredibly important for those with disabilities.
Adaptive tennis may apply to individuals who may have some form of physical or intellectual disability, including hearing impairment, blindness/visual impairment, dwarfism/short stature, birth defect(s), previous stroke(s), Downs Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and other intellectual disabilities.