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Learning Disability tennis


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When it comes to tennis, a learning disability includes conditions such as Down’s Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 

We understand that each person’s learning disability has different symptoms and characteristics, so our expert coaches tailor each session to suit their client’s needs. 

Who can compete in Learning Disability tennis? 

For those looking to compete, criteria for entry are connected to the person’s IQ, with anyone with an IQ of less than 75 eligible.  

Want to start competing? Check out our Disability Competitions Calendar to find out how you can get involved. 

Who knows, you could even end up representing Great Britain at the Special Olympics or compete at the Virtus World Championships!  

Open Court – get involved! 

Funded by Sport England and the LTA, the Open Court Programme supports more than 500 tennis venues across Britain deliver sessions for disabled people and those with long term health conditions. 

So, if you’re a player or a parent or guardian or carer interested in finding out more, you can find your nearest venue here: 

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