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[tennisbiz] Re: Tennis for physically handicapped

From: Jani Macari Pallis <>
Date: Wed 20 Jun 2001 14:42:27 -0700 (PDT)


Susan Edelstein ( at the USTA White Plains office heads
the special populations group which services the groups you mention. The
USTA also has adapted curriculum/coaching instructions for individuals
with special physical needs from hearing impairments, muscular dystrophy,
to wheelchair athletes as well as those with mental challenges - there's a
section in the back of the USTA school's curriculum (or it might be the
USTA's Tennis 1-2-3 instructional materials - Susan will know for sure).

As well Susan was very helpful in directing me to coaches/instructors in
my area that had wheelchair tennis clinics and made me aware of
tournaments for players with special needs. Susan also directed me to a
couple of videos on wheelchair tennis that reviewed rules, grips,
stroke production all adapted for quad- and paraplegics. The athletes
were amazing!

                                        Hope this helps,

                                        Jani Pallis

Jani Macari Pallis, Ph.D.
Cislunar Aerospace, Inc.
Voice: (415) 681-9619
Fax: (415) 681-9163
Children's Tennis Web Site:

Received on Wed Jun 20 2001 - 23:24:23 CDT

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