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Deaf tennis

Deaf tennis

There’s nothing to stop deaf or people with hard of hearing enjoying tennis to the full. If you feel confident enough to give it a go yourself, just pop along to your nearest tennis courts and see what’s on offer. 

Alternatively, to find a deaf specific tennis session near you visit our inclusive venue finder or click here for a list of sessions in an accessible document.

Have-a-go camps

A great way to get started in the game is to come along to one of our one-day tennis camps for beginners. You can expect a day full of fun and friendship, at the end of which you’ll be able to play tennis. Specially trained LTA-licensed coaches will take you through a range of games and activities designed to get you started. 

Our 2016 deaf tennis camps have taken place. However, if you a player and looking for a place to play tennis for the first time please contact us to see where your local venue is (020 8487 7000 / or visit our venue finder (click here to be taken through to our venue finder). If you are a venue and want to host a camp we want to hear from you. 

If you have any issues booking on to a camp please contact the British Tennis Services Team on 020 8487 7000 or email

Come and compete

The Tennis Foundation runs an array of deaf tournaments for players of all abilities, junior and senior.  The Deaf Tennis Regional Tournaments are hosted across the UK with the National Deaf Tennis Championships taking place in October. Details on upcoming tournaments can be found below.

1 – 2 October 2016 National Deaf Tennis Championships Loughborough University, Leicestershire
Fast track for talent

If you’ve got the talent to progress from playing for fun to competing at the highest level as a deaf tennis player, the Game On guide is for you. It gives you the lowdown on the different pathways you can follow to reach the summit of the sport. There’s also information for coaches to help them identify players who could perform well in the elite player programme.