More on opportunities for athletes with Intellectual Disability or Autism, including eligibility criteria. From a Come and Try Day to the Special Olympics - anything is possible! Here's where to start. Find out about Come and Try Days, training sessions and tournaments near you!
Melbourne, Australia, 22 October 2021 | tennis.com.au. Tennis Australia has partnered with Special Olympics Australia to help improve access to tennis for people with intellectual disabilities and autism over the next four years from 2021-2024.
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Who can play Wheelchair Tennis Impairment Type. To be eligible to compete, a player must have a medically diagnosed, permanent, mobility-related physical disability which must result in a substantial loss of function in one or both lower extremities. Classification
Tennis Australia can help you connect to a range of opportunities along the wheelchair tennis pathway from the novice through to elite; Through clubs, coaches and wheelchair tennis hubs and their programs for all wheelchair ability.
Find out more about Tennis Australia's Wheelchair Loan Program. Find out more For further information on how to get started playing wheelchair tennis please contact [email protected] .
Athletes with a physical impairment. Classification is managed nationally by Table Tennis Australia. Athletes who are interested in getting classified should get in contact with Sue Stevenson, National Program Manager (Para) at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Athletes with an intellectual impairment.
“Tennis Australia is equipping coaches to create engaging and dynamic environments for wheelchair tennis players.” Tennis Australia’s National Wheelchair Tennis Pathway Manager Alex Jago believes a focus on coach delivery is pivotal to increasing opportunities for the sport. “Identifying and supporting wheelchair tennis coaches is critical to providing engaging environments and positive experiences for participants of all abilities,” he said.