Tennis can be adapted so that everyone can participate in the sport. People of any age, environment, condition or ability are invited to enjoy the game.
The ultimate goal is to enable those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn and play tennis to be able to do so.
At City Community Tennis we have the following adaptive tennis programs and coaching sessions:
City Community Tennis runs an Adaptive Tennis Hub on Saturday mornings for anyone with a disability. These two hour sessions include coaching for all levels from Beginners to Elite. They include games, match play, cardio tennis, strength and conditioning and the chance to meet people and socialise.
"Blind Tennis often called Soundball Tennis is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a junior tennis racket and an adapted sponge ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or florescent yellow to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall.
The standard rules of tennis apply with just a few modifications: if you’re totally blind you’re allowed three bounces, those with partial sight are allowed two. Just like standard tennis, you can play singles or doubles. Sighted players can play against visually impaired players, but they’re allowed only one bounce and no volleying."
These sessions are a great way for you to develop wheelchair tennis skills playing against family, friends and peers. Help us to grow the Tennis Australia 'Wheels Connect' vision and join our accessible and inclusive Wheelchair Tennis Development Hub. We look forward to connecting you to a range of opportunities along the wheelchair tennis pathway from novice to elite.
The only difference between Wheelchair Tennis and Standard tennis is 2 bounces.
As well as our Adaptive Tennis Hub, Wheelchair Tennis and Blind Tennis we also offer individual lessons for people with a physical impairment, an intellectual disability , deaf tennis and other medical conditions.
Our membership is 60 Dollars for 365 days from the day that you join.
Wheelchair sport chairs available on request or bring your own. If you would like to request a sports chair please get in touch.
Every year we host the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Competition with Tennis Australia and Wheelchair Sports NSW.
We host Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Events where we include players with disabilities.
We work with Tennis Australia and other sporting organisations to enable participants who would like to follow the competitive pathway.
NDIS Funding is available to those who are plan managed or self manage their NDIS plans and have goals around increased social participation, improved physical well being and increased recreation participation/activities in their plan. For further information please get in touch.