Halton Tennis Centre hold its first Disability Tennis Workshop
It was a lovely sunny Spring morning for Halton's first ever Disability Tennis Workshop.
15 Tennis Coaches from Clubs around the area attended a workshop laid on by Tom Wood of Halton Inclusive Tennis. There was a practical demonstration from Alan Whetherly (Metro Blind Sport) on how to run tennis sessions for blind and visually impaired players. This was followed by a session on how to play tennis in a wheelchair delivered by Alex Barns (Halton's Disability Tennis Coach) and the Workshop ended with an informative insight into running tennis sessions for children and adults who have learning difficulties, delivered by Steve Joint (an LTA Education Tutor).
James Morgan, Halton's Head Coach, said 'it was inspirational to see Alan deliver his element of the workshop to the 15 able bodied coaches present - we all learnt a great deal and I was so impressed that someone who is blind has the confidence to do what he does'.
Halton Tennis Centre runs regular tennis sessions for people who are in wheelchairs, are blind or visually impaired, have learning difficulties or are deaf - you don't need to have played tennis before to come along for your first free session. Further details can be found on the Halton Tennis Centre website or you can contact Tom Wood on 07729 6561884.
T H P WOOD
Halton Inclusive Tennis
Office: +44 (0)1296 623021
Mobile: +44 (0)7729 561884