COLLEGIATE WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

2021 National Championships: April 15-18 - Orlando, FL

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National Championships

2021 Competitors

Seven teams and a total of 27 student-athletes (including players competing unattached) will compete at the 2021 event. The seven schools to be represented are:

  • University of Alabama
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Michigan
  • Biola University
  • Clemson University
  • Auburn University
  • Plus collegiate student-athletes competing unattached

Individual Singles Competition

Description: There will be a three-tier system for individual play. Coaches will select which division each athlete will compete. A school may have more than 1 player competing in a given division. The commissioner has the right to move players if the selected division does not represent the players ability. Following play, an Individual National Champion will be awarded for Tiers 1, 2 and 3.

Singles Tiers 

  • 1 (Open/Men’s A)
  • 2 (Men’s B, Women’s A)
  • 3 (Women’s B, Men’s C, Quad A)

Team Competition

Doubles

  • Number 2 vs. Number 2
  • Number 1 vs. Number 1

Description: Each team must consist of a minimum of two and maximum of four students or *affiliated competitors. Each team must nominate a captain and coach to represent at the mandatory pre-tournament captains meeting. 

Format: The play will consist of one doubles match followed by two singles matches. The team with the best of 3 matches advances. The winning team will be awarded the Team National Championship. The order of play will be as follows:

Substitutions: In the event that the player is unable to play the match due to illness or injury, a substitution may be made by the Captain providing approval from the tournament referee and commissioner.

Coaching: A team may have as many as two coaches designated before the match begins. A coach may be either a coach, captain or player and is allowed to sit on-court. A coach may speak at any time between points as long as play is not interrupted. 

Emerging Team Rules: If team is composed of both eligible student and affiliated competitors, student-athletes are required to play in both singles and doubles play.

Multiple Team Entries: Teams are allowed to submit only 1 participating team. The event roster may contain more than 4 but can only play up to 4 players max per round.

Affiliated Competitor

Description: A wheelchair tennis player who has both has personal ties to and lives near the University based wheelchair tennis program. Competitors must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Participate in University sponsored practice sessions 
  • Have personal or professional ties to the given University (ex. employee, alumni)
  • Have approval to represent the University at the National Championships
  • Plan to aid in the growth and sustainability in the collegiate program

All affiliated competitors must be approved by the commissioner prior to the national tournament.

 

 
 
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