All About Us
The Idaho Wheelchair Tennis Association (IWTA) boasts a history of over 30 years serving Boise, Idaho. Started in 1990 by Carol and Paula Myers, IWTA is dedicated to the promotion of tennis among disabled adults and children. We strive to introduce competitive wheelchair tennis to local athletes, and to offer all members--with varying degrees of abilities--opportunities to participate in our community in positive ways.
We have our 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, and an active board of directors. The board, along with partners in the community, conduct clinics, tournaments, and camps for the disabled Boise area community, with expansion to other Idaho communities in recent years. We estimate that annually, the board and volunteers donate several hundred hours to IWTA operations and events. We do not have paid staff.
Collaborators in conducting programs in the recent past include Idaho Youth Wheelchair Sports Camp; Northwest Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America; Boise State University Women’s and Men’s Tennis Teams; and the City of Boise Parks & Recreation Department. Sponsors for Fundraising events and in-kind donors include: USTA Intermountain Section; US Paralympics of the US Olympic Committee; Boise Racquet and Swim Club; Smoky Mountain Pizza; Albertsons; Boise State University; Mix It Up Marketing, Web and Design, and Idaho Power, among others.