Wheelchair Sports

  • wheelchair basketball rehabilitationOur adaptive sports program offers competitive athletic programs for people with disabilities. The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center is proud to work with BlazeSports Club of Savannah to sponsor wheelchair tennis and basketball programs.

    Wheelchair Tennis
    Our wheelchair tennis program began in spring 2002. The program is thriving, thanks to the support of community organizations, the Savannah Area Tennis Association, Chatham County Schools, The Landings Club, Armstrong Atlantic State University, and rehabilitation therapists at The Rehabilitation Institute. Our athletes come from all over southeast Georgia and have participated in wheelchair tennis tournaments across the country. Through our connection with BlazeSports and the United States Disabled Athletes Fund, our local athletes can also participate in statewide training camps and competitions.

    Wheelchair tennis is open to anybody over 8 years old. We provide special athletic wheelchairs for all participants. The wheelchair tennis season runs from March through June. For more information, call 912-350-7268.

    Wheelchair Basketball
    Our wheelchair basketball program began with a grant from the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation in fall 2002. Through our connection with BlazeSports and the United States Disabled Athletes Fund, our local athletes can also participate in statewide training camps and competitions.

    Wheelchair basketball is open to anybody over 8 years old. We provide special athletic wheelchairs for all participants. The basketball season runs from September through March. For more information, call 912-350-7268.