Handcycling Program: Interested in Handcycling? Riding a bike powered by your arms can be tremendous fun and a great sense of freedom. Whether you are interested in racing, recreation, or just fitness, handcycling has plenty to offer. We have several members that ride handcycles regularly. WSI organizes clinics and events for handcycling several times a year.
WSI has several handcycles for members to try. Contact us if you are interested in handcycling.
If your organization (rehab, school, hospital, etc) are interested in a presentation on adaptive cycling for those with disabilities or people who work with the disabled population, we might be able to help.
Contact: James Watson
Played by the same rules as able-bodied tennis, except that a wheelchair player gets two bounces to return the ball instead of one. Wheelchair tennis is one the few sports where a disabled person can effectively compete with able-bodied players.
WSI Tennis Program offers lessons for youth and adults at a minimal cost. In 2008 lessons ran for 15 weeks at a cost of $30. This covered instructor, tennis equipment, tennis wheelchairs and court time.
We currently host a USTA sanctioned wheelchair tennis tournament each summer.
Contact: Grady Landrum
Wheelchair Sports generally has a clinic and a shoot around each year. There are some members interested in regular play and possibly a team. The Kansas Wheelhawks have provided instruction at WSI clinics in the past and have offered assistance to those interested in getting a team started in the Wichita area. If you are interested in organizing a group.
We are looking for people interested in Boccia. In case you are unfamiliar with it, Boccia is a game adapted from Italian lawn bowling. It is also sometimes spelled bocce. For disabled sports competition, the game is played indoors using leather balls that are about tennis ball size. There is a ramp division for those unable to coordinate releasing and throwing a ball.
Contact: Carol Keller
The Up/Down bowling league this year is going to be at The Alley, 13th & Greenwich in Wichita. Completely accessible and fantastic facility. The league will start Monday, Aug. 27th. This is a competitive league that requires 1 wheelchair user and 2 able-bodied players per team. Practice is weekly and competitions occur throughout the season. Cash prizes are available for the winners at competitions.
Cost: $11 per week with sanction $18 per year.
Time: Monday's @ 6:30 PM till 9 to 9:30 PM.