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South Ribble Tennis Centre to hold wheelchair tennis camp

Posted on - 13th February, 2012 - 12:31pm | Author - | Posted in - Sport

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Bookings are being taken for the Tennis Foundation’s wheelchair tennis development camp on 18 and 19 February  at South Ribble Tennis Centre.

Run by LTA tennis coaches, the camps provide two days to get to know more about wheelchair tennis, and you can take a look at the application form here.

Camps run from 11am until 5pm each Saturday and again from 10am until 4pm on the Sunday.

Previous camps have included guest appearances from some of the current Wheelchair Tennis Performance Programme players, who shared their experiences of how they started playing the game.

All equipment is provided including rackets, balls and tennis chairs and you can get advice on the best tennis chair for you and how to get the right set-up. Accommodation is also available for the Saturday night.

The Tennis Foundation’s Disability Competition and Events Manager Becky Tilley added: “In this Paralympic year, the Tennis Foundation has increased the number of camps being run in 2012 as we aim to get more people playing wheelchair tennis across the country.

“The camps are a great way to meet new people as well as have a safe, fun introduction to the sport. The camps are open to anyone, whatever their ability on court so I’d really recommend giving tennis a go even if you’ve never thought about it before.”

There are now over 170 tournaments on the ITF’s NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour and the sport is featured at all four of the able-bodied Grand Slams.

The Tennis Foundation is again running its Wheelchair Tennis Development Series, which features 10 tournaments across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for up and coming players in 2012.

Photo by Sum_of_Marc on Flickr

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