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    Wheelchair tennis classification

    Woman in a wheelchair on a blue tennis court trying to reach a ball Great Britain's Jordanne Whiley at the London 2012 Paralympic Games © • Lieven Coudenys

    This is a brief overview of the sport classes and is in no way legally binding. In all cases the sport specific classification rules will take precedence. Should this page be out of date please contact classification@paralympic.org.

    Eligible impairment types:

    Impaired muscle power

    Athetosis

    Impaired passive range of movement

    Hypertonia

    Limb deficiency

    Ataxia

    Leg length difference

    Sport classes

    There are two sport classes in wheelchair tennis and all players have in common that they have an impairment that affects their legs.

    Open Class

    This sport class is designated for athletes, who have a significant and permanent impairment of one or both legs and normal arm function. This profile may match with athletes with paraplegia or leg amputations, for example.

    Quad Class

    Players in this class have an impairment affecting their playing arm as well as their legs. This limits their ability to handle the racket and to move in the wheelchair. You will find that players may use tape to securely grip the racket.

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