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Wheelchair Tennis

Wheelchair Tennis

Wheelchair Tennis appeared for the first time on the Paralympic Programme in Barcelona in 1992. It originated from the USA in the 1970s and continues to develop a strong following of players and fans internationally. [Full story]

Qualification System

  • The qualification is allocated to the NPC not the individual athlete for NPCs qualifying more than four (4) athletes. For NPCs qualifying four (4) or less athletes, qualification is allocated to individual athlete(s), not the NPC. In the case of a Bipartite Commission Invitation the qualification slot is allocated to the individual athlete not to the NPC. [Full story]

Classification

  • The eligibility requirement for men's and women's events is a permanent substantial or total loss of function in one or both legs due to conditions such as spinal injury, ankylosis, amputation or other lower limb disability. [Full story]

Sport Classification Information

Sport IPSF Eligible sport class Eligible sport class status First appearance
Wheelchair Tennis ITF Open, Quad PPS n/a
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