Wheelchair Tennis first featured at the Paralympic Games in Seoul 1988 as a demonstration sport. It became a competitive sport at the Barcelona 1992 Games with men's and women's singles and doubles and in Athens 2004 quad events were added. The sport is very popular and has grown steadily since 1992 when there were just 11 international tournaments. There are currently over 150 tournaments taking place in over 40 countries across the world and wheelchair tennis is now a part of all four Grand Slams.
The eligible impairment groups are quad singles and doubles events open to any athletes of either sex whose impairment affects three or more limbs, while the men's and women's singles and doubles events are open to other classifications/impairment groups.