Inclusive Tennis

Child playing wheel chair tennis

Inclusive tennis uses the same courts and equipment as tennis.

Tennis is a completely inclusive sport and nearly everyone can participate in tennis in its full format or when adapted. Disabled people can take part in any tennis activity and more coaches are being supported by the Tennis Foundation and LTA to be able to work confidently with players of all abilities. Tennis doesn’t just offer people the chance to develop their fitness and coordination, but also to build social skills, confidence, self-esteem and independence.  Tennis can be adapted according to a player’s ability.  Mini tennis with low compression balls and smaller courts might be more up your street, or you might prefer to try out Cardio Tennis to get your heart pumping.

The Tennis Foundation is supporting tennis venues to become fully accessible so that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy playing the game. Disabled people can play against their non-disabled friends or family, and more and more clubs across the country are now running both inclusive sessions and impairment specific sessions including wheelchair, learning disability, deaf and visually impaired tennis.