The girls loved your sessions, energy and enthusiasum. It was an all win situation, as we all learnt so much, and cannot thank you enough for committing your time to our School.
Denise Knibbs, Alfriston School
Halton Inclusive Tennis
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Halton Tennis Centre has many years’ experience as a Disability Tennis provider recognised by the Tennis Foundation and each year we hold an Inclusive Tennis Festival. Our aim is to inspire people with disabilities to play tennis, whatever their ability or background and to provide opportunities for all.
Through our Everyball Inclusive Tennis program we encourage full integration of players with disabilities into our regular Club sessions. Our disability membership is subsidised by the Club to make joining more affordable. We currently offer sessions for any disability including DSA (Downs Syndrome).
- Wheelchair users
- Players with learning disabilities (including Downs Syndrome)
- Blind/visually impaired/deaf players
Tennis, like all sports, provides more than just an opportunity to play. It can help to improve mobility, co-ordination, fitness and provides interaction with others both on and off the court. If you have a disability not specifically mentioned above but would like to give tennis a try, please contact Alex Barnes on 07582 159583 to discuss your circumstances and a suitable session for you to join.
Thank you to all the volunteers and helpers and especially to Alamac who kindly sponsor the programme.
Club and community
Aside from activities at the Club, we have a broad programme of tennis in the local community. Alex Barnes, our Head Disability Coach, delivers fun tennis coaching at local special needs schools and the PACE Centre in Aylesbury. In addition, Karen Atkinson delivers sessions to girls aged 10-15 with special needs at Alfriston School in Beaconsfield and Chiltern Gate School in High Wycombe.
Throughout the year we also deliver a number of tennis sessions at Stoke Mandeville as part of the drive to raise awareness of disability tennis in the local community as well as coaching tennis at the UK Inter Spinal Unit Games, for Time 2 Shine and In 2 Sport. This theme continues at Halton with regular SEN Schools Festivals and an annual Inclusive Tennis Festival, to showcase our disability tennis offering to the Bucks community.
Halton Tennis Centre’s facilities are accessible to wheelchair users, with indoor courts, toilets, showers and access via a ramp to the Pavilion Café & Bar. We also provide wheelchairs designed for tennis and have a full range of equipment, including rackets and balls, specifically designed for people with a visual impairment.