With Wimbledon 2022 underway, disability charity, Sense has launched a Sensory Tennis programme for people with complex disabilities, hosted by Exeter Golf and Country Club.
The programme’s innovative approach, combines the expertise of tennis coaches, Sense and the LTA’s vision of ‘tennis opened up’. It aims to create meaningful tennis activities for people with complex disabilities.
The LTA’s Open Court initiative, part of their vision for accessible tennis for all, delivers opportunities for everyone to get involved in the game. There are plans to introduce more new initiatives in the autumn, including Walking Tennis.
Sense is running weekly sessions at Exeter Golf and Country Club.
James Temple, Head of Rackets said,”Tennis is a sport that can be played by everyone and it’s important to provide opportunities for all to join in. It’s been great to see all of our regular players – Lin, Mark, Ryan, Liam and Donna – enjoying the game and we’re always looking for new players to join, whatever their level”.
Sensory Tennis is one of many coaching programmes available at Exeter Golf and Country Club, with tennis coaching for children and adults of all levels from complete beginners to competitive level tennis.
Sense attendee, Lin, explains what playing tennis means to her: