19% of the UK population are disabled or suffer from a long term limiting illness, so it is essential that coaches and the tennis workforce are given the skills and information necessary to communicate and engage with these individuals. As part of the LTA and Tennis Foundation’s ongoing commitment to this area, there are a number of development opportunities available to coaches to provide them with the skill-set to deliver to disabled people and those with a long term limiting illness.
Disability Awareness in the Coaching Pathway
Disability awareness is now fully embedded in the coaching pathway (Level 1, 2 and 3), meaning every future qualified coach will have knowledge of specific impairment groups and the skills to deliver sessions accordingly.
There are 2 main CPD opportunities for coaches in this area:
- Specific Impairment Group CPDs – building on from the DAC, these are advanced courses designed to develop knowledge and skills for coaches to work with grassroots up to national standard players in specific impairment groups: wheelchair, hearing impaired and learning disability.
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To find out further information about the above courses please email: firstname.lastname@example.org