Disability Tennis Road Show comes to Scotland

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Disability Tennis Roadshow

The Tennis Foundation has launched the inaugural Disability Tennis Road Show, which will be visiting Glasgow and six other venues across Great Britain in September to inspire more people to play tennis, one year on from the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Run by the Tennis Foundation, in partnership with Tennis Scotland, the 2013 Disability Tennis Road Show will visit Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow on Thursday 12th September and will provide an opportunity for people to learn more about how tennis can be adapted to suit all abilities. All attendees will receive a free gift and the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in November.

The Road Show is aimed at a wide audience from volunteers and schools to local members of the community who might be trying tennis for the first time.

There will be disability inclusion training in the morning from 10am-1pm for those who deliver tennis, including officials, coaches, volunteers and those who work at tennis venues so they can feel more confident when dealing with people who may have additional needs.

This will be followed by a schools session from 1pm-3pm to showcase the support British tennis can give both special schools and mainstream schools to adapt tennis for disabled pupils. This support includes training and free equipment.

The Road Show will finish with free come and try sessions from 4pm-7pm for anyone who wants to give tennis a go for the first time or who wants to brush up their skills. Licensed coaches will be on hand to offer expert tips with all equipment provided and attendees will leave with information on where they can continue playing near them.

Venues

Glasgow (Scotstoun Leisure Centre) – 12th September
Leeds - 13th September
Wrexham - 16th September
Coventry - 17th September
Swindon - 18th September
Sutton - 19th September
Welwyn Garden City - 20th September

Book your place now by emailing disabilitytennis@tennisfoundation.org.uk

 
 

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