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Fully Inclusive

Great News ... Cary Park Tennis Club has become fully inclusive with improved access to all players in our Community of all abilities.   Our 70th Queen’s Jubilee works at Cary Park Tennis Club is now complete. 

Prior to the works being complete, the club was unable to attract new members within the Community with a disability particularly wheelchair tennis players because steps precluded their access to the tennis courts. 

What did we do? 

With the kind support of a Grant from Sport England we have created a new ramped access to our 6 tennis courts, enlarged playing area to our outdoor table tennis, accessible seating for wheelchair users and their access onto the new decking to spectate our tennis and finally fully compliant disabled toilets. The works were delayed due to COVID but with the amazing help and understanding from local contractors, completion was quickly achieved.

On Sunday afternoon our planned opening celebrations were held together with our club American Round Robin Tournament.  The long awaited access ramp into the tennis courts was officially opened by our wheelchair member/player Rachel Low (see photo of ribbon cutting)   After a gruelling tournament which featured a senior and junior teaming up to play round robin doubles, John Haywood and Jacob Mason emerged as winners (see large group photo, winners on right hand side)  

It is hoped that with greater publicity within the Community, schools and with more focused liaison with disability groups such as the Double Bounce group (see the six Double Bounce Team members photo) we will encourage more wheelchair users and others with disabilities to play.