More on opportunities for athletes with Intellectual Disability or Autism, including eligibility criteria. From a Come and Try Day to the Special Olympics - anything is possible! Here's where to start. Find out about Come and Try Days, training sessions and tournaments near you!
Melbourne, Australia, 22 October 2021 | tennis.com.au. Tennis Australia has partnered with Special Olympics Australia to help improve access to tennis for people with intellectual disabilities and autism over the next four years from 2021-2024.
Our aim is that tennis reflects Australia’s diverse communities and people, so everyone has the opportunity to get involved in tennis in a way that is meaningful for them. We believe that diversity is a strength and inclusion is a human right.
Wheelchair Tennis was founded in 1976 and is one of the fastest growing wheelchair sports in the world. Wheelchair Tennis integrates very easily with the able-bodied game since it can be played on any regular tennis court, with no modifications to the size of the court or the size of rackets or balls.
Tennis Australia can help you connect to a range of opportunities along the wheelchair tennis pathway from the novice through to elite; Through clubs, coaches and wheelchair tennis hubs and their programs for all wheelchair ability.
Find out more about Tennis Australia's Wheelchair Loan Program. Find out more For further information on how to get started playing wheelchair tennis please contact [email protected] .
Tennis Australia partners with Special Olympics Australia to increase access 17 hours ago Proud to be a sport for all, Tennis Australia has partnered with Special Olympics Australia to make tennis more accessible for players with intellectual disabilities and autism.
Para table tennis is the third largest Paralympic sport in terms of athlete numbers and is practiced in more than 100 countries. The sport is governed by the International Table Tennis Federation through the International Para Table Tennis Committee (ITTF-PTT).
Tennis Australia’s National Wheelchair Tennis Pathway Manager Alex Jago believes a focus on coach delivery is pivotal to increasing opportunities for the sport. “Identifying and supporting wheelchair tennis coaches is critical to providing engaging environments and positive experiences for participants of all abilities,” he said.