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 workshop is designed for anyone involved in tennis who has a passion or interest for ensuring tennis at their venue is open and accessible for disabled people and those with long term health conditions. The workshop is particularly focused at our volunteer and coach workforce, aiming to change the mind-sets and cultural views of disabled people at tennis venues. This course will help your venue to understand the simple but necessary steps to become more inclusive, accessible and identify the significant benefits this will bring to your venue.

The course will support tennis venues in developing action plans, implement learnings and enable you to access a small grant and an equipment bag to kick start a new initiative.  

About the course:

  • Understand what we mean when we say ‘disability’.
  • Understand what ‘inclusion’ and ‘accessibility’ means.
  • 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.

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 through the Open Court programme

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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