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Watch a video showcasing how tennis can be adapted to suit anyone from grassroots level through to elite competition.
Tennis is a completely inclusive sport and nearly everyone can participate in tennis in its full format or when adapted. Disabled people can take part in any tennis activity and more coaches are being supported by the Tennis Foundation to be able to work confidently with players of all abilities.
Tennis doesn’t just offer people the chance to develop their fitness and coordination, but also to build social skills, confidence, self-esteem and independence. Tennis can be adapted according to a player’s ability. Mini tennis with low compression balls and smaller courts might be more up your street, or you might prefer to try out Cardio Tennis to get your heart pumping.
To find out more about the Tennis Foundation's vision to ensure tennis is a sport which is inclusive and accessible to every kind of community, please read our Disability Tennis Strategy (PDF, 3.8 Mb, Opens in new window).
The Tennis Foundation is supporting tennis venues to become fully accessible so that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy playing the game. Disabled people can play against their non-disabled friends or family, and more and more clubs across the country are now running both inclusive sessions and impairment specific sessions.To find a local tennis venue that provides tennis for disabled people near you, please visit www.allplaytennis.com (opens in new window).The Tennis Foundation are supporting 40 Disability Tennis Networks across the country to offer opportunities for disabled people in their local community to get involved with tennis.
View sessions available at the Disability Tennis Networks (PDF, 231KB, opens in a new window)
You can view a very helpful guide from EFDS on making your facility accessible here (opens in a new window)
Enjoy an introduction to playing wheelchair tennis from Paralympic legends Peter Norfolk and Ade Adepitan
Hear from Judy Murray as she explains how easy it is to start playing disability tennis
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The Minister for Sport, Hugh Robertson, visits the National Tennis Centre to take part in a Disability Tennis Festival celebrating one year since the London 2012 Paralympic Games