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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. 

Date Location How to book on
28 January Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn Garden City Online booking form
25 March Grantham Tennis Club, Lincolnshire Online booking form
13 May Scotstoun Leisure Centre, Glasgow Online booking form
24 September Bromley Tennis Centre, Kent/South London Online booking form
18 November John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds Online booking form
TBC Wrexham Tennis Centre, North Wales Form will show here once date is confirmed
TBC Oxstalls Tennis Centre, Gloucestershire Form will show here once date is confirmed

Camps are all 11am-5pm, cost £15 and are open to anyone aged 5 years or above.

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.

 18 – 19 February  Learning Disability Regional Tennis Tournament  John Charles Tennis Centre, Leeds
 11 – 12 March  Learning Disability Regional Tennis Tournament  Gosling Tennis Centre, Welwyn Garden City
 9 – 14 April INAS Learning Disability International  Bolton Arena, Bolton
 29 – 30 April  Learning Disability Regional Tennis Tournament  Wrexham Tennis Centre, Wrexham
 27 – 28 May  Learning Disability Regional Tennis Tournament  Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham
 29 – 30 July  Learning Disability Regional Tennis Tournament  Manchester Tennis Centre, Manchester
 9 -10 September  Learning Disability Regional Tennis Tournament  Scotstoun Tennis Centre, Glasgow
7 – 8 October Learning Disability Regional Tennis Tournament Bromley Tennis Centre, Bromley
 27 – 29 October National Learning Disability Tennis Championships Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham
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.