Celebrating 60 years of providing sport activities for Individuals with physical disabilities

All funding requests must be mailed to

Kelly Skelton-Weise at

479 Potts Rd.

Wartrace, TN 37183


Tennis Guidelines and give back program is currently being revised and will be published soon for 2018 season

Guidelines for Tennis 2017

Tennis will now be considered an individual sport and is part of the NWC “Give Back” program.

Each athlete is eligible for $3,000 of funding to participate in tennis tournaments, clinics or camps in the Unites States and Canada.   Tournaments/ camps/ clinics must be reputable and within reason of travel and funding.  Food and beverage expenses will not be reimbursed.

As part of the Give Back program each athlete will need to volunteer 12 hours of time to the NWC tennis program.  Opportunities will include conducting kids and beginner clinics, serving meals at the MCC, helping at the tournament desk, exhibition matches, etc.   The director will email the link for you to sign up for dates and times starting in April.  8 hours of your “give back” service must be completed by July 31, 2017.


All funding will be by reimbursement.  Athletes will need to complete the individual sponsorship application found on the NWC website and submit to the tennis sport director, Kelly Weise.  IF reimbursement is an issue, you may contact Kelly to discuss the options.

Once athletes get approval of the sponsorship request, athletes are responsible for making their own accommodations

Original receipts from sponsored events must be received within 2 weeks after the conclusion of the event.  If original receipts are not received, future request will not be approved. Photos of receipts will not be accepted.

The sport director will mail you a form to complete to attach receipts and a postage paid envelop.  You should receive this BEFORE the event starts.

 All sponsored athletes are expected to play in the Music City Classic and to help with donated supplies and auction items.

Funding for athletes that participate in multiple individual sports will be at the discretion of the board.  The total $3,000 may not be available per sport.

All NWC guidelines apply for any sponsored athlete.

2017 National Wheelcats Give Back Program 

For more information, contact Kelly Skelton-Weise, Tennis Director 


With only one exception (2 bounces), wheelchair tennis is played with the same rules as abled body tennis.  the nwc sponsors competition in usta and itf sanctioned events.