Introducing truly inclusive tennis – for any child, any ability, any level, anywhere
Tennis is a fully inclusive sport. It can be adapted into different formats to enable young people with a range of disabilities to play and enjoy the game. If you’re a special school teacher, or teach disabled children in units or mainstream schools, we are here to help you get your pupils playing. We can provide free specialist training, as well as specially designed resources.
- Free training with a three-hour Inclusive Tennis Teacher Course. The course is designed to give teachers working with disabled children the confidence and tools to deliver tennis to their pupils, even when working in a small space. It caters for a range of disabilities. Book onto a course now!
- Free resources with ideas on how to teach tennis skills and strokes to children with a range of disabilities. There’s also a guide to organising competitive activities, including advice on how to make sure everyone can take part and do well.
Since 2009, as a charity the Tennis Foundation has invested in providing more than £10m worth of tennis equipment to schools. This investment has helped 20,000 schools provide a positive experience of tennis to their pupils, many of which for the first time.
Having now successfully delivered this equipment to such an extent, and as part of the evolution of the Tennis Foundation’s school tennis strategy, we are now directing spend towards new programmes focussed on providing high quality access to our sport, such as ‘School of Tennis’. Doing so will enable us to best deliver the mission of our charity to help people enjoy the many health and social benefits of tennis, whilst maximising their personal potential.
As a result, from 1st August 2017, we will unfortunately no longer be providing a free Schools Tennis Equipment Pack for attendees at our 3 hour Teacher Training courses. We are, however, currently developing an equipment discount offer, which will be provided to teachers attending courses from 1st August onwards, and which will replace the current free Schools Tennis Equipment Pack.
Everything else remains the same – the Tennis Foundation will continue to provide its 3 hour Teacher Training Courses, places at which will remain free, and attendees will still receive the specialist resources linked to each course, free of charge.
To find out more about inclusive tennis, click here to view our Guide to Schools Tennis.
For ideas on activities to run as part of your tennis lessons, please download our Inclusive Tennis Activity Cards.