Disability - Inclusive Tennis

Inclusive Festival at The Queen's Club

 Recently released participation data shows that more than 1000 disabled people play tennis in Middlesex on a monthly basis as part of the LTA Open Court programme.  A big thank you goes out to the following venues and partners that makes this happen:

Disability Sports Coach
Farm Walk
Fulham FC Foundation
Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Highgate Cricket & Tennis Club
The Globe Tennis Club
Islington Tennis Centre
Get Set4 Tennis CIC
Metro Blind Sports
Samuel Rhodes School
Strike Sports
Westway Sports Centre

In addition for the first time the CountyChampionships included visually impaired, learning disability and wheelchairtennis events in partnership with Surrey: https://www.middlesex.tennis/news/disability-events-at-middlesex-surrey-county-championships

Tennis is for everyone, all abilities. We aim to help players find the right session for them. We aim to support clubs and coaching programmes to offer more inclusive sessions to ensure players can access tennis locally.

Mark Bullock is our Disability Tennis Co-ordinator - find out more about him here.

The Tennis Foundation manages disability tennis in Great Britain. They offer a series of competitions for different impairments for all levels from Beginner to International. Visit the Tennis Foundation Website here to find out about different impairments, and the tennis competition pathways on offer.

Get Involved

Please click here to find out about local sessions taking place in Middlesex.

Cluster Forums

If you are a club or coach and would like to introduce or enhance inclusive tennis sessions please contact Mark at mark.bullock@middlesextennis.org.uk and/or visit our Cluster Forums to find out how we can help. In our Cluster Forums we work with clubs and coaches to develop a plan and share ideas.

Next Cluster Forums

Monday 28th October 10.00- 12.00 Uxbridge Tennis Club

Tuesday 12th November 10.00 -12.00 Highgate Cricket and Tennis Club

Focus on Series

Mark, our disabilities co-ordinator is putting together a series of articles involving players, coaches and inclusive events.