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Disability Tennis

(September 01, 2017)


Open session every Saturday   
from 3.30 to 4.30 to which anyone
    with a learning disability is welcome



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Latest from our P&P disability session       


Wheelchair Tennis

We have 8 adult 2 junoir 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.







Charlie's private lesson with Dave

 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.


Learning disabilities:

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.

Inclusive Tennis

We work with The First Point Day Centre and Northbourne Centre on Mondays at 11 and Boscombe Resource Centre and provide two sessions a week one on Mondays at 2.00 .People attend the centres if they have a physical disability, a sight or hearing impairment, learning difficulties or mental health needs.

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

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.  


Deaf tennis:

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.

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.

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