Open Your Doors workshop


13 February 2019 - 18:00
13 February 2019 - 21:00
3 hours
Loughborough University, Leicestershire
3 Coach credits


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Course Details

This course is designed for anyone from an tennis environment who has a passion for ensuring tennis is accessible for all, particularly disabled people, and want to open their venue up to become more inclusive. Coaches, volunteers and other voluntary roles such as committee members and chair people, are the key people to drive tennis participation so this course is aimed specifically at you. The LTA want to help support all tennis venues to open up and grow the game through making it more welcoming, accessible, relevant and enjoyable. This course will help your venue to understand the simple but necessary steps to become more inclusive, accessible and gain the significant benefits this will bring for everyone.

About the course:

  • Understand what we mean when we say ‘disability’.
  • Understand the barriers of participation in tennis by disabled people.
  • Understand how to overcome challenges and barriers through positive change and reasonable adjustments.
  • Understand how the LTA can support your venue to make tennis a sport for all, regardless of backgrounds.
  • Understand what ‘inclusion’ and ‘accessibility’ means. (changed this one to the last bullet point)

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what you can do as a tennis venue or provider to be more inclusive and welcoming.
  • Learn current best practice and implement this at your venue.
  • Identify new potential partners and organisations who can support you and your venue; utilising the Open Your Doors booklet.
  • Identify the best possible training opportunities for your coaches and volunteers.
  • Understand the current landscape and potential playing pathways of disability tennis across the four focused impairment groups; physical disability, visually impaired, hearing impaired and learning disability.

The duration of this course is 3 hours, including a break and will take place in a classroom.

To book a place on this course, please log in and select a date to attend. If you are experiencing difficulties, please contact our British Services Tennis Team on 020 8487 7000.

Venue information

Loughborough Sport Tennis Centre, Loughborough University, LOUGHBOROUGH, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

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  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Access

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