Introduction to Deaf Tennis is aimed at coaches wanting to equip themselves with the tools and confidence to welcome deaf or hard of hearing players onto their tennis court.
By the end of this course, coaches will:
- Understand different levels of deafness and deaf tennis eligibility criteria
- Understand the history of Deaf tennis and how to get more players involved
- Gain an increase in confidence in communicating with deaf players effectively
This course has been created and co-authored by Cathy Fletcher (LTA National Deaf Tennis Coach), the LTA, and UK Deaf Sport. Cathy Fletcher brings a vast amount of experience and expertise in this area, and an empathy as a result of being profoundly deaf herself.
Should a player with hearing loss/deafness come to you as a coach for lessons or to engage in tennis, we hope by completing this course you will gain a greater knowledge of the adaptations which are necessary to make that player feel welcome and included.
Please be aware that by enrolling onto this course your first name and last name will be visible to other learners. No contact information is shared.
This course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and is approved for 1 Coach CPD credit. You can complete the course in multiple sittings. Simply ensure that you close the course properly (close the course not the browser window) to save progress automatically. Upon successful completion, please allow 24 hours for your CPD credit to be allocated.
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is the national governing body for tennis in Great Britain. Our mission is to get more people play tennis more often. The LTA focuses on a number of key areas of work which include coach development, competition and major events, high performance support, officiating and participation support among others.
The LTA run a number of coach education events including their flagship CPD event the National Coaches Conference, in addition to forums and safeguarding courses. The LTA also run courses for officials.