Adaptive Recreation

Adaptive Recreation

Introducing Our New Adaptive Series

RecWell is offering four new adaptive activities throughout the semester that include Sitting Volleyball,  Wheelchair Basketball, Goalball, and Adaptive Climbing. These new offerings are FREE to attend and necessary equipment will be provided. 

Open Wheelchair Basketball

  • Dates: Tuesday, November 9 - 6:00p-8:00pm & Tuesday, December 7 - 6:00p-8:00pm
  • Location: Located in the MAC Gym (4th floor) of the RecWell Center
  • No sign-up required!

To request disability accommodations contact [email protected] or call 612-626-9222. Please allow two weeks notice prior to the event date(s).

If you need a ride to the Recreation and Wellness Center please visit the University Paratransit Service for more information.

Discover Abilities Adaptive Sports Clinics

Hosted by Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute


Wheelchair Tennis

Join wheelchair tennis Paralympian and Coach, Jon Rydberg for 6 clinics geared towards new, and existing wheelchair tennis athletes. These clinics will focus on building and developing skills for players looking to learn the game, or take the next step into competitive play. Wheelchair tennis is typically played in sports wheelchair; all necessary equipment will be provided. Wheelchair tennis is growing as a collegiate sport around the country. The clinics will take place at the Baseline Tennis Center at the University of Minnesota thanks to support from USTA-Northern.


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Baseline Tennis Center, 1815 4th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


There is no cost to attend for university students. $25 for everyone else. Sport chairs are available upon advanced request.

Contact [email protected] for more information and to register.


  • Sunday 10/24/21: 12:00 – 2:00 pm

  • Sunday 11/14/21: 12:00 – 2:00 pm

  • Sunday 12/12/21: 12:00 – 2:00 pm

  • Sunday 1/23/21: 12:00 – 2:00 pm

  • Sunday 2/13/21: 12:00 – 2:00 pm

  • Sunday 3/13/21: 12:00 – 2:00 pm


Courage Kenny Sports and Recreation contacts:
Ryan Trench, [email protected]
Zac Coauette, [email protected]

Adaptive Climbing

Available anytime during open Climbing Wall hours at the Minneapolis Recreation and Wellness Center

Climbing Wall Hours

Adaptive Equipment

Many of our pieces are multifunctional, are wheelchair accessible, or can be converted into a more adaptive piece. We also have straps padded blocks available. Please ask our staff for help finding a piece or assistance.

View photos of our adaptive exercise equipment in use.

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Cardiovascular Equipment

  • Invictus Active Trainer (wheelchair roller)
  • Rope trainer
  • Water rower
  • Upper body ergometer
  • Ski erg

Strength Equipment

  • Free weights
  • Adjustable cable machines
  • Wheelchair accessible cable machine

Functional + Accessory Equipment

  • Resistance bands
  • Inflated fitness balls
  • Weighted fitness balls
  • Mats
  • Blocks
  • Straps