Disability tennis for juniors

Tennis can be adapted for any level of ability, as well as for junior players with different disabilities. It can be adapted to make it easier, slower, and simpler to participate in. It is also a great sport to play too, with proven physical and mental health benefits for disabled people.

All the equipment and aids you need can be supplied to your child to give the sport a go. There are sports wheelchairs if they have a physical disability and require the use of a wheelchair, and tennis balls that make a noise when they bounce if they are visually impaired which enables them to track the ball with their hearing. There’s nothing stopping your child from giving it a go and having just as much fun playing the game as everyone else!

A great way for your child to get started in the game is to come along to one of our one-day tennis camps for beginners. Kids can expect a day full of fun and friendship, at the end of which they’ll be able to play tennis. Specially trained LTA Accredited coaches will take them through a range of games and activities designed to get them started. All camps are open to children aged 5 years or above.

We work with over 500 venues across the country to provide subsidised disability-specific tennis sessions for juniors, as well as supporting clubs and venues to become more inclusive. These venues coordinate a whole range of disability-specific tennis competitions for juniors both regionally and nationally. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned player there will be a category for your child!

For talented players wanting to progress beyond playing socially and for fun, there is also a player pathway that can help your child maximise their potential and could lead to them going on to represent Great Britain at an international level – in recent years British players have won international medals and titles in wheelchair tennis, deaf tennis, learning disability tennis and visually impaired tennis.

Get your child started in disability tennis

Email disability@LTA.org.uk to find out more about how your child can get involved!