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Learning disability tennis

Learning disability tennis

Tennis is the perfect game for anyone with a learning disability/difficulty. It can be adapted to suit any level of ability. We can make the court smaller, use bigger rackets or special balls designed to slow the game down and make it easier to play. Go along to your nearest tennis courts to see what’s available in your area, or check out our tennis camps for people with learning disabilities.

Alternatively, to find a specific learning disability 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.

17 September   11am – 5pm Oxstalls Indoor Tennis Centre, Gloucester Booking Form
12 November  11am – 5pm John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds Booking Form

If you have any issues booking on to a camp please contact the British Tennis Services Team on 020 8487 7000 or email info@tennisfoundation.org.uk.

Come and compete

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

10 – 11 September Learning Disability Regional Tennis Series – Scotland Scotstoun Tennis Centre, Glasgow Entry Form
 2 October Special Olympics Greater London Regional Tennis Competition. Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London Visit the Lee Valley website to enter.
28 – 30 October National Learning Disability Tennis Championships Wrexham Tennis Centre, North Wales  Online Entry
Fast track for talent

If you’ve got the talent to progress from playing for fun to competing at the highest level as a player with learning disabilities, 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.