Tennis for the Disabled
This disability tennis section of ABLEize has been created to provide an extensive resource of wheelchair and visually impaired disabled tennis clubs, information and resources available in the UK. Browse through the disability tennis sites being promoted below to find details of the sport, rules and how to get involved along with contacts for more information.
Tennis for the disabled is becoming more and more popular and was greatly boosted in popularity during the London 2012 Paralympics with GB’s Andrew Lapthorne and Peter Norfolk taking silver in the tennis quad doubles and Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley taking bronze in the women’s doubles. Find clubs and information relating to tennis for disabled people highlighted below along with joining information and how to get involved and enjoy disability tennis at a centre near you.
Offers a range of disability tennis sessions and training for the disabled in Northampton. Site including details of wheelchair and visually impaired tennis.
Find details of wheelchair tennis offered in the South London boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth or Lewisham. Contains state-of-the-art courts and specially trained coaches. Pop along and check them out.
A charity that assists with disabled sports including wheelchair tennis. Includes coaching details and how to apply for tennis equipment.
Providing regular sessions for all disabilities and special needs including games organised by Stepping Stones a local charity that supports children with Down’s syndrome. View session details and information about how to get involved.
EFDS website highlighting tennis for the disabled including wheelchair users and the mobility impaired and offering the top five facts relating to disabled tennis and how to get involved.
Providing details of a number of tennis activities for all disabilities offering in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. View session details, prices and contacts.
A leading UK disability tennis venue actively promoting tennis for the disabled wheelchair user and mobility impaired players. Site provides information about their Buckinghamshire centre and details of their disabled facilities, indoor courts and available equipment with contacts.
Details of Tennis Oxfordshire and their plans to create disability and wheelchair tennis sections in the county with details of future sessions and how to get involved including those with special needs and learning disabilities.
Promotes wheelchair tennis with details of the rules, future tournaments and how to get involved.
Details of tennis for all abilities in the Lothian areas including wheelchair users, people with sensory and learning disabilities. Includes club details and contacts.
Details of tennis for the disabled in Norfolk including wheelchair tennis. Site highlights the sessions with club contacts.
Details of a growing disability tennis programme including games and coaching being offered to adults and juniors with learning disabilities as well as wheelchair users. Prestwick, Ayrshire.
Located in County Dublin and offering regular tennis sessions and tournaments for people with disabilities with separate groups offering tennis to a range of disabilities including those with visual impairments and autism.
Providing details of tennis for a range of disabilities including visual and physical impaired, learning disability tennis and deaf tennis and how to get involved. Information provided by the Tennis Foundation.
An informative article from the BBC offering an overview of wheelchair tennis with details of the rules and related links of interest.
Fully explains the rules of wheelchair tennis along with the history of the sport and UK medal wins.