Para Standing Tennis is for people with physical disabilities who play tennis without using a wheelchair. This can include people with limb loss/difference, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, & more. The sport is supported by the ITF (International Tennis Federation) and played in more than 21 countries by 300+ players.

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Free Weekly Clinics

JTCC offers free weekly clinics open to players of all levels, whether you’re just picking up a racket for the first time, or an experienced athlete, or anywhere in between. Experienced and qualified coaches apply appropriate adaptations to get you playing tennis, no matter your function level or athletic background.

Summer classes run June 10 – August 25 and clinics are held at JTCC (5200 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740).

Para Standing Tennis (Summer) | Saturdays 11:00-12:30pm
Dates: June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24
     For players with limb loss/differences and/or limited mobility (Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke) who prefer to play standing

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Pop-Up Clinics in the DMV

JTCC partners with Hanger Clinic to offer four free pop-up Para Standing tennis clinics in 2024 to introduce new players to the sport. Led by JTCC coaching staff and trained volunteers, these events will take place at different locations around the DMV to provide an introductory experience for new players to fall in love with the sport and continue training in the free weekly program at JTCC. 


JTCC Para Standing Championships Tennis Tournament

The first Para Standing tournament held at JTCC took place March 9-10, the fourth tournament added to the annual national calendar for the adaptive sport. It featured eight JTCC players from the nation’s only dedicated weekly Para Standing training program, three players from around the US and one player from Chile. JTCC players took 2nd and 3rd in singles in the A draw, and swept the B draw in singles and doubles. 

JTCC at the US Open

Two JTCC tennis players had the opportunity of a lifetime on September 9, 2023, participating in an exhibition of Para Standing tennis on the world’s largest stage – Arthur Ashe Stadium at the US Open in New York City before the Women’s Finals.

Nicky Maxwell and Kenneth “Rocket” Rodriguez, both below-the-knee amputees, were invited to participate in the exhibition after being recognized by a USTA representative for their high level of play. They showcased their doubles skills against two players from Michigan and Texas, Danny Scrivano and Keegan Ratliff, respectively.

“I feel so lucky to have found JTCC. I have been involved in disability sport for many years but this is the first time I have encountered such a dedicated community of people with disabilities, boosted by the coaching expertise and resources of a world-class tennis center. When I walk in the door at JTCC, I don’t feel like an athlete with a disability – I am supported just the same as any other player.”

– Nicky Maxwell, Para Standing player (pictured below) 

Questions? Contact Gabby Hesse at or call 301.779.8000 ×132.

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