Inclusion & Disability
It’s one of the fastest growing wheelchair sports in the world, and we reckon it’s the most fun, too – welcome to wheelchair tennis!
For those new to the game, it’s almost identical to tennis apart from one key rule: wheelchair tennis players are allowed to let the ball bounce twice.
To give players more freedom, only the first bounce needs to be within the lines of the court as well.
Sessions at Nottingham Tennis Centre take place at the following times
Thursday 10am – 12pm (Improver class) – coming 14 September 2023
Friday 6pm – 7pm (Beginners and Improver classes)
Friday 7pm – 8pm (Improver class)
Sesssions cost just £5.00 per hour.
Sessions are pay and play so you do not need to commit to a course. If you have your own wheelchair that’s great, if not we have some you can borrow.
When it comes to tennis, a learning disability includes conditions such as Down’s Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
We understand that each person’s learning disability has different symptoms and characteristics, so our expert coaches tailor each session to suit their client’s needs.
Sessions at Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre take place
Fridays at 5pm – 6pm
Sessions cost just £5.00 per hour.
Sessions are pay and play so you do not need to commit to a course. Parents/ carers are welcome on to the court to support players if required.
Visually Impaired tennis (also known as VI tennis, Sound tennis or Blind tennis) is one of the leading sports for blind and partially sighted people in the UK.
VI tennis was created in Japan in 1984 and has become popular across the world – it’s now played in more than 30 countries and has ambitions to become a future Paralympic sport.
This format of the game is different to traditional tennis – it’s played on a smaller court with a lower net. Some courts also have tactile lines (B1 only) – so players can touch them – and players also use an audible tennis ball that makes noise so they can hear it bounce and being hit.