Run by the Tennis Foundation, with support from the Lawn Tennis Association and UK Sport, Ticket2Tokyo searches for sporty and active individuals who want to play wheelchair tennis.
Stage One - Festivals
Eight free festivals took place in October 2015 attracting new players to wheelchair tennis in a fun and social environment. The festivals were run by experienced coaches taking participants through a day of exciting activities where they learnt the basics of wheelchair tennis and played informal competitions. Participants were signposted to their nearest regular wheelchair tennis sessions and those who showed potential have been invited to the next stage of the Ticket2Tokyo programme.
Stage Two - Development Camps
Players who have shown potential in the first stage of Ticket2Tokyo or at local wheelchair tennis sessions will be invited to a Development Camp taking place in November and December 2015. These camps are an opportunity for players to test their skills and learn advanced techniques under the guidance of elite level coaches.
Stage Three - Selection Camps
Players who impress during the second stage will be invited to attend Performance Selection Camps in 2016. Selection Camps take place 6-8 times a year with the chance to gain a place on the Performance Squads up for grabs.
Who knows, you may have the chance to go all the way and compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo!