Deaf tennis has a long history in British tennis and playing the sport requires no adaption bar communication. Many players compete in mainstream tournaments, but can also represent their country at the Deaflympics and Dresse and Maere Cup every four years at the performance level.
People can play against other hearing impaired tennis players, and alongside or against non-disabled friends and family. The Tennis Foundation is supporting the growth of the sport, with partners including UK Deaf Sport (opens in new window).
Find out more about deaf tennis' major events here (link 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.
To find a local tennis venue that provides impairment specific sessions near you please visit the allplay tennis website.
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