about us

Our Mission

As people encounter difficulties in their lives, they may feel disenfranchised and separated from the fabric of society.  Regardless of the condition, prior trauma, previous experiences or unfortunate circumstances, Adaptive Tennis US seeks to use the game of tennis as a means of reintegration and to create a connection for existence. We are a non profit company that provides professional tennis coaching and training to enable those individuals who have a perceived situational difference to discover a pathway to their identity.

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Upon graduation from Tufts Dental School in 1982, I thought that I would be a dentist for the rest of my life.  I realized later that life brings many turns to the long road of living.  I asked one of my patients who was wearing a shirt that said “Gerry Hattricks” what was the meaning of the term. I found out that it was a hockey group organized to allow disabled veterans a chance to play hockey.  Naturally being such an avid tennis player and fan, I wondered if there was such a group for tennis. He replied that he did not know of any in the area, so I decided that I had to create an organization that would help the veterans learn the game that I loved.  As the Wounded Warrior Tennis group continued to operate, I realized that there many more people who would benefit from our services, people who had a developmental disability, those who suffered from traumatic accidents, people of different cultures, those who did not have use of one or more of their sensory tools.  The platform of tennis can be a tool for allowing others to discover the potential within themselves, to build self confidence and motivation. Hence the eventual emergence of Adaptive Tennis US 

Extraordinary Experiences

We are located in Gaithersburg, MD and teach at the  Quince Orchard Swim and Tennis Club. 166601 Roundabout Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, and at the Kentlands Tennis courts at  485 Tsciffley. Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

Our clinics are free for our participants and are held  on Mondays 10am-12 pm. We offer use of equipment, court time, tennis training, and adjunctive physical training.Our weekly clinics


Dr.Karl Lee has been an avid tennis player for years and is passionate about the sport of tennis.

Dr.Lee also brings the following credentials:

  • USPTA ( #50934) 2006
  • ITPA- Certified Tennis Performance Specialist 2018.
  • Certified Personal Trainer- National Strength and Conditioning Association 2018
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist 2020