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

  • Coming up next! There will be a USTA-Sanctioned Wheelchair Tournament on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Davidson College. Players form all 6 Wheel Serve programs around the state are expected to participate. Three different divisions will be offered. Registration is $25. Get more details HERE.
  • The Polar Up/Down Wheelchair Tournament was held on Feb 18, 2023 at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, NC. The format of an Up/Down is one wheelchair player partnered with an able-bodied player.
  • The Wheel Serve it Up Fundraiser took place on Oct 29, 2022. Players from the Lake Norman area, the Queens University tennis team, and the Charlotte Pro League participated. This successful event brought together 83 players to play and to support Adaptive Tennis.

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

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 this fall. 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

  • Saturdays – April 22, April 29, May 13, June 10
  • Bellingham Park tennis courts
  • 1600 Bellingham Dr, Mooresville
  • Designed for individuals, ages 8+, with intellectual disabilities