The Capital Cup Wheelchair Tennis Championships
Time & Location
About the Event
Wheelchair tennis began in the 1970's when Brad Parks, an aspiring skier, sustained an injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Always the athlete and seeking to cope with his new reality, Brad came up with the idea of playing tennis in a wheelchair. The sport quickly exploded throughout the country and spread internationally, and today the very best play at the Grand Slams, such as the US Open and Wimbledon, as well as the Paralympics. Wheelchair tennis follows the same rules as the regular sport except the ball may bounce twice.
The climate-controlled Wheaton Indoor Tennis Facility is ideal for players and fans alike as the weather is taken out of the equation.