Walking Tennis 1 (WT1) offers a great opportunity to get into or back into tennis. As WT1 is played on a smaller court and traditionally indoors the game can be played all year round and is not limited to tennis specific venues. The reduced physical demands required from WT1 also allows almost anyone regardless of their physical abilities the opportunity to participate.
Walking Tennis 1 is predominately played on a badminton size court using a Mini Tennis net. But as WT1 is all about offering an easy entry into the sport it can also be played on a variety of size courts that best meet the needs of the participants or facility.
Walking Tennis 1 allows the OPTION of a second bounce. However unlike Walking Tennis 2 the second bounce is permitted to bounce outside of the lines.
When playing Walking Tennis BOTH feet are not allowed to leave the ground at the same time, so no running or jumping permitted.
To play Walking Tennis 1 we recommend you use the following equipment; 21" tennis rackets, mini tennis RED balls and mini tennis nets.
When playing Walking Tennis 1 you can use a variety of scoring systems. We do encourage alignment with the scoring system used for Walking Tennis 2 (short sets with sudden death deuces). However , do be flexible if your situation needs you do be.