Disability Tennis (January 21, 2016)
|Open session every Saturday |
from 3.30 to 4.30 to which anyone
with a learning disability is welcome
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Wheelchair Tennis Flyer (click here)
Inlcusive Tennis Flyer (click here)
Dementia Tennis Flyer (click here)
Latest from our P&P disability session
Inclusive Tennis (working with people with Dementia
Charlie's private lesson with Dave
Working with people with Dementia
Disability Inclusion Training
Thank you to the 12 Volunteers who attended our recent Disability Awareness Course held at the Club. The course was run by Dave Hardman who is the LTA Disability Manager for the South of England and Dave Sanger Head Coach at the Club. Everyone gained some valuable experience and enjoyed themselves. The Volunteers also had an opportunity to try out some of the diiferent disability tennis sessions using some specialised equipment to simulate the Disability.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!!
Christmas party after busy coaching session
The Captain`s Club Hotel Learning Disability Tournament
A Dorset tennis club has celebrated a thriving learning disability tennis programme by hosting the county's first Learning Disability Tennis Tournament.
Southbourne Tennis Club only introduced learning disability tennis coaching this year but has seen the interest rocket to regularly take on around 40 people each week during their open sessions and specialist classes for local disability groups.
And the tournament also proved to be a great success, attracting players from all over East Dorset as well as the Mayor, Cllr Rod Cooper, and Mayoress of Bournemouth to hand out the medals and trophies.
LTA NATIONAL COVERAGE!!! http://www.lta.org.uk/Tennis-Foundation/News1/2013/Latest-News---June/Learning-disability-tennis-thriving-in-Dorset/
Southbourne Tennis Club extends disability programme with the help of
With the help of a very generous donation from the Captains Club Hotel, Southbourne Tennis Club is now providing disability tennis to many different groups.
Keith Mitchell, Chairman of the club, said ‘the donation from the Captains Club Hotel will provide the tennis club with a fantastic opportunity to expand our disability programme. We are a very friendly inclusive club that is very keen on involving a variety of groups and individuals in the game of tennis.
Visually Impaired Tennis:
We have regular sessions with visually impaired people. We run the session every 2 weeks on a Monday at 2-3pm. The cost is £5 pay and play. We use specialist sound tennis balls and use a smaller court space.
We have had a trial with the Deaf Club, which we offered FOC. We hope to extend this area of our programme but will depend on funding.
There is an open session every Saturday from 3.30 to 4.30 to which anyone with a learning disability is welcome. There is a canteen for players and carers to use and carers are welcome to use the clubhouse whilst the session is on. The cost of a session is £5 with help being available for anyone who finds it difficult to pay this fee.
There is a session for students from Boveridge School from 11.30 to 12.30 every Saturday.
The Boscombe Resource Centre
We work with The Boscombe Resource Centre and provide two sessions a week one on Monday at 2.00 and one on Wednesday at 11.00. People attend the centre if they have a physical disability, a sight or hearing impairment, learning difficulties or mental health needs.
Coping with CHAOS
Coping with CHAOS is a parent run organisation that supports families caring for a child/children or young person with a disability or special educational need. We provide sessions for the families during the school holidays.
We have 2 wheelchair users who are reasonably mobile on a tennis court. We would like to set up a 8-week course for them with the hope to attract further wheelchair users to the group. We would hope that the participant would fund half of the cost and that we could access funding to cover the rest of the cost. If we were successful we may need the option to purchase 2 further wheelchairs.
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