There are two sport classes in wheelchair tennis. The ‘Open’ Class is for athletes with permanent impairment of one or both legs, but with normal arm function. The ‘Quad’ Class is for athletes with additional restrictions in the playing arm, which limits the ability to handle the racquet and manoeuvre the wheelchair.
In this way, what is a quad in tennis?
Quad Division: Players with a permanent physical disability that results in a substantial loss of movement in one or both of their legs along with one or both of their arms.
Besides, how do you qualify for quad tennis?
Eligibility. As of 2012, people with physical disabilities are eligible to compete in this sport. Male and female athletes with a physical disability (as defined by the IPC) can compete in Quad (tetraplegia) or Open divisions.
Why is Gordon Reid in a wheelchair?
Bio. Gordon started playing wheelchair tennis in 2005 after contracting transverse myelitis shortly before his 13th birthday and in 2006 he reached the shortlist for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year after winning both the junior singles and the men’s second draw singles at the British Open.
A total of USD $77,000 prizemoney and valuable ranking points up for grabs throughout the series of ITF UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour circuit events.
Each player has a maximum of one bounce after the ball has been hit by their opponent to return the ball over the net and within the boundaries of the court.
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Wheelchair Tennis follows the same rules as able-bodied tennis. The size of the court, net height, and rackets are the same. The main difference is that the ball can bounce twice providing the first bounce occurs within the court.
In 1998, it became fully integrated into the International Tennis Federation becoming the first disability sport to become part of a world governing body. … He wants to make wheelchair tennis the first disability sport to make the transition and allow able-bodied athletes to be included in the competition.