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Grand Slam Tennis Challenge set to launch for players with learning disabilities

The Grand Slam Tennis Challenge - a new four week nationwide competition for players with learning disabilities and run in partnership by Mencap Sport, Special Olympics GB, the LTA and LuSu Sports - launches on Monday.

From 27 September to 25 October venues that are part of the LTA’s Open Court disability tennis programme as well as Mencap and Special Olympics GB networks will be able to enter the challenge, which is a free online competition that can be entered and completed absolutely anywhere, using a frying pan or racket, tennis balls or socks!

The LTA’s Open Court disability tennis programme supports venues and coaches across the country to make tennis inclusive and accessible. It is one of the largest schemes of its kind in sport and has seen a record number of disabled people pick up a racket and enjoy playing tennis since it was established following the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

As part of the Grand Slam Tennis Challenge, four Grand Slam themed skills challenges will be released on Mencap’s YouTube Channel from 27 September and venues will be able to enter a team, teams or individuals into the four different competitions by completing the challenge with their learning disability player base.

Points can be earned for teams through a series of fun games and scores can be submitted at any point during the time period via a portal on Mencap’s website.

LTA Team Challenge medals will be given to the top 3 placed teams in each category and everyone that participates will receive a certificate.

Find out more & enter!

To find out more about the Grand Slam Tennis Challenge please click here.

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