Celebrating over 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


2018 National Wheelcats Give Back Program    Tennis Guidelines  

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

In addition to the individual sponsorship, there is now a set team schedule for individuals that meet the requirement for team travel     (4+ players). 

Requirements for team travel 

 Participate in 75 % of practice in Murfreesboro and 75% of the team schedule.  

You must let Kelly know if you plan to be a part of the team travel by April 1 

Only 8 hours of give back are required for team members. 

 4 or more players must travel together to an event representing the NWC 

Cost of team travel WILL NOT be deducted from the individual amount received yearly.  Gas will be reimbursed once receipts are received. 

All veteran team players will be ask to attend and mentor new players at matches and during travel 

The sport director will make all travel arrangements for team travel.  

Special consideration will be given to team members on use of individual funds ( i.e. international travel) 

Contact Kelly Weise by April 1 if you plan to participate in team travel 

With individual sponsorship, each athlete is eligible for 3000.00$ 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 ( 8 hours for team members) 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, and attending other NWC events.  The director will email the link for you to sign up for dates and times starting in Feb.  Eight hours of your “give back” service must be completed by July 1, 2018. 

All funding will be by reimbursement.  Athletes will need to complete the individual sponsorship application (one tournament per application and no more than 45 days in advance) 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. If plans change and YOU DO NOT attend the tournament, please let Kelly know asap. 

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. Scans or Photos of receipts will not be accepted. (original receipts only) 

The sport director will mail you a form to complete to attach receipts and mail back in for reimbursement if you request is approved.   You should receive this before the event starts. 

The NWC have the right to revoke sponsorship of any athlete that shows inappropriate behavior at practice, clinics or during sponsored travel. Any player that is under the influence of drugs or alcohol at NWC events could lose sponsorship. 

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

Funding for athletes that participate in multiple NWC individual sports will be at the discretion of the board.  The total 3000$ may not be available per sport. There will be limited funds for athletes that participate in various NWC sports.   

All NWC general  guidelines apply for any sponsored athlete.

2018   "Team"  Tennis Tentative Schedule

April 13-15   Rock and Roll Championships in Mississippi

May 18-20  Walton Foundation     Augusta, GA

June     New York tournament

]July  20-22   Clocktower in Rome, GA

August and Sept.  TBD

October   5-7  Houston tournament

Chicago Open



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.