SIGN UP TO DISABILITY CLUSTER FORUMS
October 22, 2019
The agenda will be as follows:
- Welcome & introductions
- Celebration of participation numbers/County Championships/Performance
- 2020 Plans
- LTA/Middlesex Tennis Update
It would be great if you could submit your 2020 plans ahead of the meetings so that we can start to consider the allocation of possible resources. If you are unable to attend it would also be useful to receive your plans so that we can build that into our thinking.
According to the recent participation data collected 1,121 disabled people played tennis on a monthly basis in the County from May to August 2019 up from 633 for the same period last year, an increase of 77%. Thank you for all your work in making this happen.
Collaborating with Surrey we were the only counties to offer visually impaired, learning disability & wheelchair events at the County Championships. Other counties offered some events but not 3.
The LTA Inclusive Tennis Festival at the Queen's Club was a great success. This video captures theday very well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=8BnE09rUTm4
A summary on the performance side:
Rachel Morgan/Naqi Rizvi/ Paul Ryb Rachel Morgan B1 Gold, Naqi Rizvi B1 Bronze, Paul Ryb B3 bronze at World Blind Tennis Championships in Spain
Andrew Lapthorne US Open quad singles & doubles champion & US Super Series Singles champion; Wimbledon quad wheelchair tennis doubles champion & r/u in singles
Esah Hayat Gold medallist in junior mixed doubles, silver medallist in boys singles & men’s doubles at World Deaf Tennis Championships
Lily Mills Won 2 Gold Medals at the Special Olympics World Games
Thank you for all your hardwork in providing opportunities for disabled people to play tennis in Middlesex.
If you have any questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org