In 2017 the Tennis Foundation is running a number of camps and ‘Come and Try’ events in order to encourage more disabled people to try out tennis and reap the numerous benefits that the sport can bring. Specific wheelchair and learning disability tennis camps are running, as well as Visually Impaired and Deaf tennis sessions.
The below outlines some of the upcoming opportunities this year:
Wheelchair Tennis Camps
If you currently play wheelchair tennis and want to learn new skills and develop your technique under the guidance of a Performance Coach then the Wheelchair Tennis Camps are for you! The four hour camp (£15) will be led by the Tennis Foundation’s Talent ID Coach who will provide useful tips and advice on how to develop your game. The camps are also an opportunity to be talent spotted and if you impress the Talent ID Coach there may be the potential to join the Performance Development Squad! Camps are open to those aged 5 and above, with all equipment provided. For more details and to book on please visit www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/play-tennis/physically-impaired-tennis.
Learning Disability Tennis Camps:
If you have a learning disability and want to get involved in tennis then a great way to get started in the game is to come along to one of our one-day tennis camps for those new to the game or looking to learn new skills. You can expect a day full of fun and friendship, at the end of which you’ll be able to play tennis. All camps are 11am-5pm, cost £15 and all equipment is provided. They are open to anyone aged 5 years or above. For more information please visit www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/play-tennis/learning-disability-tennis.
Wheelchair Tennis Come and Try Sessions:
If you have a physical disability and want to get involved in wheelchair tennis then the new Come and Try sessions are perfect for you. A brilliant way for you to get started in the sport these sessions are for new players who have never tried the sport before. With qualified coaches on hand and all equipment provided there’s no reason not to get involved www.tennisfoundation.org.uk/play-tennis/physically-impaired-tennis.
For more information on Cerebral Palsy Sports partnerships with governing bodies visit https://www.cpsport.org/partnerships-matter/sporting-bodies/