Tennis for All
“The name Tennis for All reflects my belief that anyone can play tennis regardless of age, sex, ability or disability.
Tennis is a game that can be enjoyed by everybody, whether they are looking for fitness, social interaction, competition or a combination of these.
My coaching sessions enable you to decide what you would like to achieve and for those whose focus is fitness and exercise why not try Cardio Tennis.
York Disability Tennis Network (a not for profit organisation) was started in 2014 by Jill King and myself, with help from the Tennis Foundation and City of York Council to ensure that our tennis truly is for everyone. Our sessions can all be adapted to ensure inclusivity and we also aim to provide sessions that are specific for each disability. We aim to give an opportunity for those who wish to socialise with people of a similar disability or compete within disability specific tournaments. We are part of the Me2 campaign run by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), and are now listed within their website and literature as a Deaf Friendly organisation. As of March 2018 both Jill and myself are studying online for our Level 1 Certificate in British Sign Language.
Jill and I have completed a course on Autism Awareness to enable a greater understanding of the Autism Spectrum. We also have direct contact with the GB National Coach in both Deaf and Special Olympics Tennis and are gaining experience in Wheelchair Tennis.”