Disability Tennis in Shropshire
Maybe you think tennis isn’t for you? Or maybe you’re not sure you’ll be able to play it?
Tennis is for anyone and we have various sessions across the county suitable for all needs and abilities. We’re absolutely certain we can get you playing – and loving – the game in no time at all.
Have a look below at the sessions available locally or get in touch with Simon Jones on 07967 330 909 - email: [email protected] or Bob Kerr on phone: 07855 776 080 - email: [email protected]
We offer: Wheelchair Tennis - Learning Disability Tennis - Deaf Tennis - Visually Impaired Tennis
You can also find out more about what’s happening nationally on the LTA website
Wheelchair tennis is a really exciting game and you don’t even need to be a wheelchair user to play it. Wheelchair players can play with non-disabled players. The only rule change is that if you’re in a wheelchair, you’re allowed up to two bounces of the ball before returning it.
Shropshire have one of the leading wheelchair tennis groups in the country and are always open to new players.
- Tuesday 11am to 1pm - The Shrewsbury Club, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury SY1 4RG
- Thursday 6pm to 8pm - The Shrewsbury Club
Check out this video, Filmed at the Shrewsbury Club to get more of an idea:
And you can also check out our facebook page too.
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.
Down’s Syndrome Fun Tennis - Join in with our session that runs at Telford Tennis Centre every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. All equipment supplied, and games are played on smaller courts with soft balls. Call 01952 382835 for more information.
- Tuesday 2-3pm Telford Tennis Centre, New Road, Wrockwardine Wood, TF2 7AB
There’s nothing to stop deaf or people with hard of hearing enjoying tennis to the full. If you feel confident enough to give it a go yourself, just pop along to your nearest tennis courts and see what’s on offer.
Visually Impaired Tennis
There are more opportunities for people who are blind or partially sighted to play tennis than ever before across the UK. And we’re delighted to say, more and more people are taking it up within Shropshire too.
The visually impaired (VI) version of the game is played on a smaller court than usual, with a lower net. We also use an audible ball so you can hear it bounce. Depending on your sight, you’re allowed up to three bounces before returning.