Adaptive & Abilities Tennis

Lake Norman Tennis Association

Wheel Serve promotes the growth of wheelchair tennis across the state of North Carolina. There are opportunities to play both recreationally and competitively in six different areas of the state: Charlotte, Cary, Wilmington, Asheville, Piedmont, and Sandhills. In the Lake Norman area, please reach out to Helen Leonard (Wheel Serve NC Co-Executive Director) with any questions. It’s free to participate, and all necessary adaptive and tennis equipment is provided!

Adaptive Tennis Events

  • The SouthPark Pro-Am Tennis Tournament will be on June 1 at Olde Providence Racquet Club in Charlotte. The tournament will benefit Wheel Serve NC. 
  • Wheel Serve’s 2nd Annual USTA-Sanctioned Wheelchair Tournament will take place October 19 at North Mecklenburg Park in Huntersville.
  • The Polar Up/Down Wheelchair Tournament was held on Feb 17, 2024 at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, NC. The format of an Up/Down is one wheelchair player partnered with an able-bodied player.
  • Wheel Serve it Up is an annual Fundraiser to benefit Wheel Serve programs. This year’s event will be November 16 in Wilmington at the UNCW Campus tennis courts.

Adaptive Tennis – Wheel Serve NC

Wheel Serve NC is a a 501-C3 nonprofit Community Tennis Association whose mission is “to expose individuals with all levels of physical disability to the sport of tennis, improving a person’s overall wellbeing, while instilling confidence in one’s capabilities through participation in adaptive sport.”

Wheel Serve NC website

Weekly Tennis Program

Wheel Serve offers weekly tennis play at no cost to you. All tennis & adaptive equipment is provided if needed. Consult the Wheel Serve website to see if you are a good fit for their program, whether you are a competitive player, or playing for the first time. The program season runs May – Sept from 9:30AM-11:30AM and Oct – April from 11:00AM – 1:00PM at Queens University Sports Complex in Charlotte.

2024 Calendar of Events

View this year’s schedule of upcoming events HERE.

Abilities Tennis

Abilities Tennis is a statewide Community Tennis Association focused on bringing health, friendship, and community to individuals with intellectual disabilities through the sport of tennis. All clinics and programs are free of charge to the athletes, ages 8 and up.

Abilities Tennis Clinics

Lake Norman Tennis Foundation, Abilities Tennis of North Carolina, and Mooresville Parks & Recreation are partnering to provide tennis clinics for those with intellectual disabilities (ID) in the Lake Norman area. We need your help as a volunteer to bring Abilities Tennis Clinics to Mooresville.

Volunteers will be required to have a background check through Special Olympics Lake Norman. You’ll receive the link for the background screening, along with instructions, once you sign up.

Upcoming Abilities Tennis Clinics

Designed for individuals, ages 8+, with intellectual disabilities, through a partnership between Abilities Tennis NC, Lake Norman Tennis Foundation, and the City of Mooresville.

  • 2024 Spring Schedule: March 2 – April 27
  • Saturdays from 9:30AM – 11:00AM
  • Location: Bellingham Park tennis courts (1600 Bellingham Dr, Mooresville)
  • Register HERE