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General views during the National Learning Disability Tennis Championships at Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre on November 17, 2019

Learning Disability Tennis National Finals 2022: Preview, schedule, and draw

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Sanctioned by Virtus and the Special Olympics, the two main organisations that promote the development of sport for athletes with an intellectual impairment, the annual Learning Disability Tennis Nationals heads to Bolton Arena for the first time.

Organised in partnership with Special Olympics Great Britain and sanctioned by Virtus, one of the two main international organisations that promote the development of sport for athletes with an intellectual impairment, the annual LTA Learning Disability Tennis Nationals heads to Bolton Arena for the first time.

What is the Learning Disability Tennis National Finals?

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The Learning Disability Tennis Nationals showcases many of the most gifted tennis players with an intellectual impairment from across the UK.

Catering to all abilities, participants will first be grouped by ball colour – ranging from Orange and Green to Yellow ball – and these groups will be further dissected into divisions based on ability.

Most divisions will follow a round robin format, with only the top singles yellow divisions to adhere to the classic knockout, compass draws. 2022 also marks a particularly special year as the tournament is set to introduce its first-ever female elite draw.

When is the Learning Disability Tennis National Finals 2022?

The Learning Disability Nationals will take place from Friday 11 November to Sunday 13 November.

Where will this year’s Learning Disability Tennis National Finals take place?

This year’s Learning Disability Tennis National Finals will take place at Bolton Arena, located in Greater Manchester, England. It is a multi-purpose indoor arena with a seating capacity of 6,000, and a tennis centre with eight acrylic courts and two floodlit clay courts.

What is the schedule for this year’s Learning Disability Tennis National Finals 2022?

Click here to see full draw & schedule

Who is set to play at this year’s Learning Disability Tennis National Finals 2022?

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As the Learning Disability Tennis National Finals welcomes its first female elite draw, some of the sports’ most decorated stars are set to travel to Lancashire. One of Great Britain’s development players will also be in action as Lily Mills goes to battle on home soil.  

Meanwhile, in the men’s, six of seven of Great Britain’s National squad will be in attendance with two-time Global Games silver medallist and and former triple World Champion, Fabrice Higgins, leading the British charge alongside Oliver Beadle who earnt himself a fourth-place finish at the 2019 Global Games.

Joining Higgins and Beadle will also be Harry MacKay, Max Mundy, Aidan Moody and Luke Turnball from the national side alongside Great Britain’s development squad Joshua Kerr, Taylor Marsland, Ronan Cacase and Robbie Hampshaw.

Click to see full player list 

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