Inspired by Hewett & Reid's Wimbledon Success? Get involved in Disability Tennis Today!
Tue 18 Jul 2017
Please see below the many ways in which The Tennis Foundation can support you in pursuing disability tennis.
- Tennis is a sport that can be adapted for people with all kinds of disabilities. The Tennis Foundation work with over 350 venues across the UK to ensure that sessions are tailored to everyone's needs, for example, there are sports wheelchairs for athletes with physical impairments and tennis balls that make a noise for those who are visually impaired. Find a local session at https://www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/play-tennis/find-your-local-session/
- Fancy a more structured way of trying out tennis? Why not test your skills at a Tennis Foundation Camp? These are held up and down the country and can be found at https://www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/play-tennis/ under each disability.
- Find yourself a fully accredited tennis coach at https://www.lta.org.uk/play/find-a-coach/
- Take a look at a list of regional and national competitions you can get involved in at https://www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/play-tennis/events/
- Are you a talented player who would like to progress beyond playing recreationally? Find out more about the Game On GB Disability Tennis Pathway at https://www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Game-On-Great-Britains-Disability-Tennis-Pathway-1.pdf
- The Tennis Foundation run a number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses available to coaches looking to enhance their knowledge and delivery of disabled tennis. To find a course near you, please visit https://www.lta.org.uk/coach-teach/courses/#!/?format=All
- There are a wide range of inclusive coaching resources available at: https://www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/drive-tennis/coaching/
- The Tennis Foundation have a partnership with ROMA Sport in which they have developed a specialist equipment bag with the aim of opening up the sport to more people.
- They also assist venues by providing them with grants in order to support the running of disability-specific sessions. If you'd like to find out more information about specialist equipment or financial grant support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Inclusive venue advice can be accessed via the Open Doors Booklet at https://www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/tennis-foundation-open-your-doors-be-an-inclusive-venue.pdf
- There are always opportunities for volunteers to get involved. To view specific role and event opportunities, please visit The Tennis Foundation's Volunteers Page which can be found at https://www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/drive-tennis/volunteer/