Cerebral Palsy Sport has a strong disability sports programme across a number of sports, and we also maximise the power of our partnerships with other sporting organisations to create new opportunities for people with cerebral palsy to participate in sport across the country.
We have joined in partnership with The Tennis Foundation to work across 3 main charitable areas the first of which is Tennis for disabled people. They do this by:
- Supporting venues and coaches to provide opportunities for people with any form of disability, to play tennis in its full format or adapted to suit individual needs;
- Supporting the Lawn Tennis Association (the LTA) to make tennis more inclusive and accessible;
- Specific programs for people with a physical disability, learning disability, hearing or visual impairment; and
- Staging world class events nationwide and running the performance program for elite and talented disabled players.
Cerebral Palsy Sport has been highlighted as a key partner for the Tennis Foundation and we are supporting the development of their offer by providing advice and guidance on adapting the game, coach education and promotion of local opportunities.
Our Sporting Ambassador, James Shaw is a GB Wheelchair Tennis player and is in full support of the partnership continuing to grow. He wants the work that we do to ensure that more people with cerebral palsy access tennis and are given the right support to go on and achieve their potential.
We joined up with the Tennis Foundation and the Lawn Tennis Association to invite our members to come along to a ‘come and try’ session and cheer on top Paralympic athletes on the 30th July 2016 at Nottingham Tennis Centre which was a hugely success.