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Disability programmes

As host venue to the London 2012 Wheelchair Tennis event, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre is committed to supporting the development of all players, regardless of age, ability or disability. We continue to offer a fully inclusive tennis programme with a wide variety of programmes for people with different impairments. This includes weekly sessions for participants with learning disabilities, wheelchair users and for people with mental health conditions, all of which are supported by the LTA’s Open Court Programme.

 

The venue also hosts a number of regional and national competitions for people with a disability, including the annual National Wheelchair Tennis Series event which provides an opportunity for recreational wheelchair tennis players to compete against other players from across the country.

The venue is fully accessible - more detail on this can be found on our AccessAble listing.

 

Below is an overview of our inclusive programmes

Wheelchair Tennis Coaching

 

When: every Thursday (first session 9 September 2021)

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Price: £5 per session

 

These coached session is led by our qualified LTA coaches and provides expert coaching for players of all ability levels. All equipment, including sports chairs can be provided for the session.

 

Bookings can be either by calling the venue or online, and open 10 day in advance of the session.

Mental Health Tennis

 

Delivered in partnership with the East London NHS Foundation Trust and Hackney based charity Core Arts, this two-hour session provides participants with mental health conditions with the opportunity to enjoy a coached tennis session delivered by our qualified LTA coaches.

 

This is a closed session – if you or your organisation is interested in finding out more please email our Active Communities team who'll be happy to discuss these sessions.

Learning Disability Tennis

The venue delivers a number of programmes for people with learning disability in partnership with local and regional partners such as the local college network, the NHS and other established charities.

 

We'd love to hear from you if you'd like to discuss this in more detail or have a project in mind - please email our Active Communities team who'll be happy to discuss these sessions.